Category Archives: Countries

Country Description: United States – Cole Fraser

    Most of the censorship policies in the Western world seem rather lenient when compared to the policies of other countries like China, Burma, or North Korea. It’s no question that the privileges and freedom Americans experience daily pale … Continue reading

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Country Description: China – Garrett

China China is the world’s most populous country and the nation is also a key economic and political power. No doubt this nation has been an ever present focus of world attention due to its strict censorship of virtually every … Continue reading

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Country Description: Cuba – Sara

Cuba Cuba sits off the coast of the United States, just southeast of the Caribbean. The population boasting 11.2 million people is governed under a single-party communist government. Until recently Cubans were unable to own cell phones with fear that … Continue reading

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Country Description: Burma/Myanmar – Dan

Burma Burma has a history with denying individuals simple human rights. One such right is that of freedom of expression. During its military rule Burma faced some of the worst forms of censorship. Like most censored nations Burma utilized a … Continue reading

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Country Description: United States – John

While no official censorship of literature at the federal level is known to exist presently, the United States government has banned literature in the past, such as the confiscation and burning of Dr. Wilhelm Reich’s works in the 1950s.1  For … Continue reading

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Country Description: Vietnam – Nicole

Vietnam is ranked 172nd out of 179 countries in the ‘2011-2012 Reporters Without Borders World Press Freedom index,’ has recently increased the number of harsh sentences on writers and artists who create work which the government finds unacceptable1. In Vietnam, … Continue reading

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