Internet Censorship

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Internet Censorship

  1. 1. INTERNET CENSORSHIP<br />
  2. 2. Internet Censorship in Australia<br />
  3. 3. Internet Censorship in Australia<br />
  4. 4. What do we mean by censor?<br />censor - ban: forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)<br />censor - someone who censures or condemns<br />censor - subject to political, religious, or moral censorship; "This magazine is censored by the government" <br />
  5. 5. The situation in China…<br />Strictest censorship in the world<br />At least 18, 000 websites are blocked. These include wikipedia, Youtube<br />Facebook, flicker. China have their own version of Google – www.google.cn<br />Certain search engine TERMs are blocked<br /><ul><li>There are people in gaol for their anti-government online activities
  6. 6. People are paid to make pro-Government comments on blogs</li></li></ul><li>The situation in China…<br />In December 2009, the Gmail accounts of known human rights activists were hacked.<br />It is thought the hackers were Govt. officials<br />Google is reviewing operations in China.<br />They do not wish to continue censoring Google searches in China.<br />
  7. 7. “It is the not function of government to keep the citizen from falling into error…<br />
  8. 8. What do you think? Discuss this quote with your group<br />…it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error.”<br />Robert H Jackson. Former US Judge<br />
  9. 9. Your individual research task…<br />Choose one point (FOR or AGAINST Internet censorship) to research. Find some evidence to back it up.<br />Evidence can include more facts, details, examples, statistics, a comment from an expert or stake holder. <br />WRITE IT DOWN including details of where you found the info.<br />
  10. 10. Task 2: Interview a classmate<br />Write at least 3 questions about this issue<br />Make sure the questions are open questions. For example:<br />Open: What is your view on Internet censorship?<br />Closed: Do you think the internet should be censored? <br />Now, interview a classmate. Record your interview using Photobooth or a video camera <br />
  11. 11. bibliography<br />BBC news (2010), ‘Google may pull out of China..’ [Internet] BBC news. Available at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8455712.stm. Accessed 3.3.2010<br />Wikipedia (2010), ‘Censorship in china’, [Internet]Wikipedia, Available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censorship_in_china, Accessed 3.3.2010<br />Electronic Frontiers Australia, (1995) ‘Internet censorship in Australia’ [Internet] EFA, Available at www.efa.org.au › Issues › Censorship, Accessed: 3.3.2010<br />

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