Monthly Archives: May 2015

Nineteen Eighty-Four – Cole Fraser

Nineteen Eighty-Four is a unique literary expression and work of art that was published in 1949. George Orwell, the author of the novel, was an intellectual who was very successful at anticipating the future towards the end of his life. … Continue reading

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Recomended Book – Smile as they Bow

Nu Nu Yi is an author that was unknown to the west until recently. One of her works was held up by censors in Myanmar for over a decade. This book is appealing to anyone who is interested in not … Continue reading

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Censorship in Thailand and the Hunger Games Salute

Pop culture is not normally something associated with a moment for democracy. However in late 2014 there was a a phenomenon in Thailand where students, protesters, and other political activists made use of a hand gesture from a Holly Wood … Continue reading

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Censorship in Thailand

Thailand is a nation that suffers from frequent military coups. What comes with the coup is a loss of civil liberties. That is not to say Thais enjoy freedom of speech and expression when the military is not in power. … Continue reading

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Critical Review: Memories of a Pure Spring – Karla

  Memories of a Pure Spring Memories of a Pure Spring by Duong Thu Huong is a fictional account set in post war Vietnam. Due to Vietnam’s communist ideologies, the descriptions of people and events in this book have caused … Continue reading

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Country Description: North Korea – Karla

North Korea The Committee to Support Journalist website (www.cpj.org) lists North Korea as the second most censored country. North Korea’s political history since Japan’s surrender ending World War II, with its effort to become an independent nation, has created a … Continue reading

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Censorship Themes: Censorship in Colonial Burma – Karla

Censorship in Colonial Burma “Why should freedom of speech and freedom of the press be allowed?…[A government] would not allow opposition by lethal weapon. Ideas are much more fatal things than guns.” This sentiment is credited to Lenin and reflects … Continue reading

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