Censorship

Censorship : A Beginner's Guide

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When we think of the word "censorship", we imagine blacked out words and authoritarian political regimes of the past. However, censorship is alive and well today, and just as pervasive in capitalist democracies as repressive regimes. Offering a potted history of the phenomenon from the execution of Socrates in 399BC to the latest in internet filtering, Petley provides an impassioned manifesto for freedom of speech. Also explaining how media monopolies and moguls censor by limiting what news/entertainment they impart, this is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in global media in the information age.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 203 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 17mm | 231g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Original
  • 1851686746
  • 9781851686742
  • 598,814

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"This is an important and timely book and I recommend it to anyone who thinks that censorship belongs to the pages of history." * Tribune *
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About Julian Petley

Julian Petley is professor of Film and Television at Brunel University. He is the author of several books on censorship, and has written for the Guardian and Independent.
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