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|From: gmat82||Reply 21 of 27||Reply |
|Subject: Censorship is needed|
In my opinion,censorship is needed in some parts of the world and works well
everywhere. I understand censorship like "modifying products" to local
public. Why do You think US modifies all imported cars? There is the same
logic. Moreover reality is somewhat different from ideal rule. We hear often
government speaking freedom of speech, democratism, free market economy. But
in reality one can hardly find hundreed percent free market economy or
democratism. The govenment interferes in every spheres to the some extent in
order to avoid bad consequences. From this point there is censorhsip in
television or radio programs in everywhere to the some extent in order to
avoid bad consequences of "bad media". Besides, nations differ by
geographical location,religion,tradition,life-style. One thing might be
ethical in one's mind while it is considered unethical in another one's
Briefly, censorship is a "mechanism" that modifies and reproduce
information to the local people according to their religion,tradition,
Posted at: Wed Jan 7 21:16:59 2009 (GMT)
|From: annie56||Reply 22 of 27||Reply |
|Subject: Government and other bodies should be allowed to censor public media|
I agree with the fact that degree of cencorship for improper content and
language in radio and television varies in different countries. There are
cultural differences between peoples living in different part of the world
which led to difference in opinion, values. Certain things might be
acceptable by one group but might be unaccpetable by a different groups of
Countries like America, France are more open in their cultural. Countries
like India and Islamic countries are bit conservative. Its not something
negative for any community to be more conservative. Its just a mere fact
that these people living in different parts of the worlds have different way
of seeing things. On media perpective we can see that western coutries have
beers, drinks advertisements and to some extent their movies are more vulgur
sometime as compared to the advertisements and movies of the eastern
I am in favour of government and other social bodies regulation to be
imposed to censor public media. Every culture has its own value and people
living in that culture respect its entity which is based on their moral
values. If there is something offensive as per their views then it should
not be allowed to be shown in public. There are communities were parents are
quite frank with the children regarding certain things like sex, where there
is no boundations on media to advertise for drinks, and ciggretes, which are
not acceptable for other parts of the world. Here govenment and social
bodies comes into picture to play their roles. A child who is immmature
enough can get a wrong idea and somehow get persuaded by these
advertisements and get into smoking or drinking.
To make my point I am giving an example of a child whose parents believe
that till a certain age he should be devoid of learning anything about sex.
They think it is wrong as per the views. Now if their is any public display
of any vulgur act related to sex, then parents might get worried about the
same. This will lead to making rules and regulations when it happens with a
large number of people having the same opinion and eventually it leads to
government and social bodies intervention with the moral policing and rules
To make thinks right everything needs supervision. Their are rules,
regulations and parameters set for each and every activity we perform in our
daily life. Be these rules and regulation are on personal level or might be
on society level. To conclude the same it is necesarry to have a regulation
body like govenment or any other social body to censor public media.
Posted at: Tue Mar 10 07:09:35 2009 (GMT)
|From: megha6788||Reply 23 of 27||Reply |
|Subject: Re: GMAT AWA / AWM : Analysis of Issue Topic 1 - Censor / censorship of televisi|
Censorship of televison and radio has been argued long before on the
grounds of morality and freedom. However we still fail to draw any permanent
, consistent boundaries that shall confine mass media communication.
Television and radio are important means of awareness among common people.
But we often find news channels and radio programmmes being prohibited to
telecast their shows ,under political crisis. Where countries like U.S offer
extensive freedom of speech to mass media, (for instance President Barack
Obama talking of kicking the asses of those responsible for B.P crisis on
national televison) , countries like Pakistan bar news channels propogating
any protest against military rule. In such circumstances often the countries
twist and turn the Censorship rules to suit their convenience.
In due course , we realize that we must have consistent censorship rules
binding all nations. While freedom of expression being our fundamental
right, televison and radio must not be prohibited from reporting the facts
and opinions, care must be taken of restricting this freedom to interfere in
private lives of people. Use of offensive language can be restricted only if
we can define fine lines between aggression and offense. Censor Board of
different countries should come together and frame common guidelines for
censorship. In the era of globalization no country can survive barring its
people in the cages of censorship. Sooner or later we’ll all come across
intertwined cultures and then the existing rules of censorship in our
country will dangle in doubts.
Posted at: Mon Jul 12 17:32:20 2010 (GMT)
|From: kanchanaraman||Reply 24 of 27||Reply |
|Subject: The degree of censorship for improper content and language in radio and televisi|
Censorship may be defined as the exercise of control over ideas/expressions
sought to be communicated by media such as radio and television, to their
consumers. With this definition, it is apparent that the degree of
censorship would vary from country to country.
Some of the reasons for this are the differences in cultures. What would be
acceptable language and views in one country would not be necessarily
acceptable in another country. Thus cultural sensitivities would direct the
extent of censorship in a country. For example, views encouraging
emancipation of women would not be acceptable in certain traditional Islamic
countries, whereas, societies with a western outlook would not find such
views as unacceptable.
Similarly, the political environment plays an important role in censorship.
Democratic countries tend to be more liberal in tolerating diverse views and
dissent. Dictatorships and Communist regimes on the other hand , are heavy
handed when it comes to views that are contrary to the core philosophy of
the government. In fact ,the other extreme, I.e propaganda is often
evidenced in such dictatorial regimes. Independent radio and television
stations may seldom be permitted to operate in such countries.
To sum up, the extent of censorship in the media cannot be concluded to be
the same in different countries in view of the variable social and political
environments prevailing in different countries.
Posted at: Sun Sep 19 13:35:26 2010 (GMT)
|From: loantran75||Reply 25 of 27||Reply |
|Subject: Issue Topic 1. The degree of censorship for improper content and language in rad|
In this high technologie time, Media play an important role in how to
influent our thought and our behaviour.
We are aware that somme government has strictly controlled on what to be
diffused on television or on Radio. There is no freedom language in these
countries. People can't express themselves. They can't show to the world the
negative aspect of their country in order to improve the situation to get
the better life.
However, we should be diligent on television show containing. As per the
introduction, media can change our mind and our view. This influence is very
dangerous especially for children or adolescence. They are too young to
distinguish what is right to do and what is wrong. Also, parents can't
control all what they are watching.
Nowadays, there is more and more crime and violent in the dmoderned society,
Due to the fact that we watch all kind of action movies with the violent
scene. Without maturity or life experience, the youth tries to imitate their
hero in the movie.
Generally speaking, on the politic view, we need the freedom language on the
television and the radio to against all unloyalty government and to improve
the situation. the other hand, we should control of all the program to
prevent and to reduce all violence in the youth.
Posted at: Sat Oct 9 13:50:58 2010 (GMT)
|From: zennetkaur||Reply 26 of 27||Reply |
|Subject: In the united states .......|
I just started preparing for the GMAT so might not be that great, but I took
only one aspect of the censorship in one country and have not compared it
yet . The points used in the essay provided were great though.
Issue Topic 1. The degree of censorship for improper content and language in
radio and television programs varies in different countries.
Television has a huge impact on today’s generation that includes even the
teens or the youngsters in their twenties. They tend to follow the trends
that see on television and try to follow the foul language they hear on
television. Now the question that arises is till what extent shall this
improper language be banned or censored? The extent till where no one can
hear it all. This image portrays to the youngsters that it seems to be
“cool” as they explicitly say in school or class to use, vandalizing is
a common issue now days and that too results from all of these television
acts that they seem to follow . The content on the radio should be used to
only an extent where music is plain and no foul language seems to take over
it. Most of the people are seen to be tuning on their radios while driving
to and fro from work and they seem to be enjoying and nodding their heads to
the beat yet what they do not realize is that they nodding their heads to
foul language songs! They are encouraging these young artists to stablalize
this act of using improper language and that too making it popular.
Youngsters not only use that in school with their class mates but they tend
to encourage the behavior that comes along with it that includes the
negative portrayal towards their professors and teachers as well as their
elders. They do not value what these people mean in their lives. These
encouragements of only words can lead the youngsters to the path of drugs
and violence and provoke them to gang up with many others which could have
been a path of success and education they change the path to violence, drugs
and become abusive.
It is very easy to stop the language content on both the television and the
radio but as easy it is to stop that it is the same difficult to stop these
youngsters who become influenced by these contents and start violent acts in
public and that too end up killing many of the people around them and also
their own family. The choice is ours whether to encourage the stoppage of
the content on the television or the stoppage of the youngsters that will be
killing each other through the acts of improper content. Or at the end
stopping both in the first place.
One should encourage country music or motivational scenarios in their acts
and their television programs that could end up resulting in positive acts
in the world. Many of the acts could be prevent and even depression would
become uncommon among these teens because of the acts of trying to fit in
the college and trying to impress the others around them.
Posted at: Mon Nov 8 09:45:33 2010 (GMT)
|From: jainh||Reply 27 of 27||Reply |
|Subject: Re: GMAT AWA / AWM : Analysis of Issue Topic 1 - Censor / censorship of televisi|
> Discuss this issue with other Syvum members in this forum. Feel free to
> post your own points or your essays here for the benefit of others, or to
> receive feedback.
Right to freedom of speech and Right of Free media are one of the most
important part of any democratic society. In words of great democratic and
freedom fighter of India, Pandit Jawharlal Nehru "Means of mass
communication serve the mouth piece of ideal Governance". Truly, these words
admires the role of these media in bringing important societal issues to
fore front and become a means of change inn society. However, Sometime these
media houses use there freedom excessively. Applying censorship to these
media houses not only endanger the role which these media houses plays but
also make them vulnerable to Government restrictions.
Posted at: Mon Apr 27 19:16:29 2015 (GMT)
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