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The ultimate form of censorship

Posted by: | October 16, 2012 | No Comment |

As we have learned this semester, different countries have come up with different ways to control the press. The United States has libel, Great Britain has licensing, and France has censorship. All of these methods are enforced through the legal system. Freedom of the press has its limitations.

Other countries, however, have more extreme methods of carrying out their censorship. Malala Yousufzai, a 14 year old girl from Pakistan, was shot by Taliban members for publicly advocating the right to education for women. The brutal attack against her has sparked outrage and spawned numerous protests in her defense. When tragedies like this occur, we are reminded of how fortunate we are to have rights to education, free speech, and the press.

Malala

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