This title gives readers a balanced look at the issue of media censorship and the surrounding arguments. Readers will learn about different types of censorship, such as movie ratings and censorship in libraries, at schools, and in the press. Common arguments, such as the First Amendment are explained, as well as laws surrounding censorship and famous court cases. Also covered are major groups in the debate, such as ACLU, ALA, MPAA, and AFA, and their arguments. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-follow text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
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I liked this book and I kind of knew I would. I don’t like censorship of any kind and the book presented the material in a fair and balanced way. It never gave the impression that it was more for one ... Read full review
What Is Censorship?
The First Amendment
Who Debates Censorship?
Censorship and Freedom of Expression
Censorship and the Law
Censorship in Schools Today
Arguments in Favor of Censorship
Arguments against Censorship
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