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Internet Censorship

Internet Censorship



A powerpoint of some information and the tasks that need to be completed on internet censorship.

A powerpoint of some information and the tasks that need to be completed on internet censorship.



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    Internet Censorship Internet Censorship Presentation Transcript

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