Freedom of Expression

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The Global Viewpoints series provides students and other readers with the information they need to explore global connections and think critically about the worldwide implications of global issues. Each volume focuses on a controversial topic of worldwide importance and offers a panoramic view of opinions selected from a diverse range of international sources, including journals, magazines, newspapers, nonfiction books, speeches, government documents, organization newsletters, and position papers. Each volume contains an annotated table of contents; a world map, to help readers locate countries or areas covered in the essays; "for further discussion" questions; a worldwide list of organizations to contact; bibliographies of books and periodicals; and a subject index. By illuminating the complexities and interrelations of the global community, this excellent resource helps students and other researchers enhance their global awareness.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737741544
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 6/12/2009
  • Series: Global Viewpoints Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 Freedom of the Press

1 Turkey Limits Writers' Freedom of Expression Richard Lea 21

2 Russian Journalists Risk Murder in the Face of Government-Censored Media Matthias Schepp Christian Neef Uwe Klussmann 30

3 Kenyan Press Freedom Was Compromised in the Wake of the 2007 Election Susan Linnee 40

4 China's Media Restrictions Are Substantial but May Decrease as the Economy Expands Carin Zissis Preeti Bhattacharji 49

5 In Slovakia and Throughout Eastern Europe, Media Freedom Has Declined The Economist 58

6 Italian Journalists Self-Censor to Avoid Recriminations from Government Leaders Kirstin Hausen 64

7 England's Press Must Seek a Balance Between Free Speech and Respect for Others Simon Jenkins 69

8 Thai Media Are Censored by the Government Marwaan Macan-Markar 76

Periodical Bibliography 82

Chapter 2 Artistic Expression and Censorship

1 Malaysian Artists Begin to Take Their Work from Home to Public Galleries Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop 84

2 Iranian Law Prohibits Women from Singing Solo in Public Freemuse 89

3 Vietnam Attempts to Censor Artists Roger Mitton 94

4 Zimbabwe's President Attempts to Silence Dissent Staged in Political Satires Robyn Dixon 100

5 North Korea's Communist Regime Strictly Controls Art and Archaeology Mitch Davis 109

Periodical Bibliography 114

Chapter 3 Internet Censorship

1 Palestinian Leaders Block Access to Pornographic Web Sites in Gaza Kuwait Times 116

2 Thailand and Turkey Ban YouTube Web Site The Economist 121

3 China Hires Internet Commentators to Stifle Dissent Jonathan Watts 127

4 Iranian Bloggers Face Harassment Lara Sukhtian 132

5 The European Union Wants to Block InternetSearches for Bomb Recipes David Charter Jonathan Richards 139

6 Tunisia Seeks to Control Citizens' Internet Use Victoria Shannon 144

Periodical Bibliography 149

Chapter 4 Political Expression

1 Political Message May Keep Song Out of Contest Donald Macintyre 151

2 Islamic Governments Collide with Freedom of Expression Maryam Namazie 155

3 Americans Learn That Online Political Expression Can Have Repercussions in the Workplace Rebecca Knowles Lillian Cunningham 163

4 Tibet's Freedom of Expression Is Questioned After the Arrest of a Political Demonstrator Phurbu Thinley 171

5 Northern Ireland's Political Murals Are Censored for the Peace Process Brendan O'Neill 177

Periodical Bibliography 183

For Further Discussion 184

Organizations to Contact 186

Bibliography of Books 191

Index 195

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