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Policing My Mouth: On the Art of Self-Censorship

TueNight | Posted 05.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul

For by Deb Rox (Photo credit: Jennifer Moo/ My second grade teacher, the truculent Mrs. Dunham, masking-taped my mouth shut...

Censorship Is Not All Bad

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 03.09.2016 | Media
The University of Central Florida Forum

If you want to change the levels of censorship in our society--in other words, to benefit society by loosening or tightening censorship--the best approach is to appeal to the stated values of our institutions.

How Gay Porn Helped Build the Gay Rights Movement

Mike Stabile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mike Stabile

Despite his tireless work on behalf of gay and progressive causes, Chuck often remained closeted about his business. Even in death, his name and money carried a stigma.

It's Time to Stop Letting Fear Interfere With Youth Online Freedom

Larry Magid | Posted 01.26.2013 | Technology
Larry Magid

The fact is that the open Internet has been used by young people since the early nineties and those early digital natives -- now in their mid to late 20s -- seem to be doing OK, despite the ready availability of online porn, drug sites, hate sites and sites advocating all sorts of social evils.

How Comics Became Literature for Adults

Douglas Wolk | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books
Douglas Wolk

Thanks to accidents of economics, flashes of artistic inspiration, and flukes of both government and culture, comics have really "grown up."

Shocking Cover Censored

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Alexander the Great's bare bottom is keeping a highly-praised debut novel off shelves in Canada....

Media Literacy 101: Cloak-and-Dagger News

Susan Moeller | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Moeller

It's not just Iran. Getting news out of countries in the throes of political turmoil has always been dicey. And getting the news out has often meant using the most recent technology to thwart the authorities.

General Potemkin's Olympic Village

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leslie Harris

Any casual China watcher understands that media control stands at the heart of the governments' grip on power. The real surprise is that anyone believed that China would honor this commitment at the end of the day.