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Bowdlerized (Op-Ed)

As a writer and someone who used to be employed as a media worker, all the recent hoopla about fake news feels terribly wrong. To point fingers and accuse entire news gathering organizations of being fake news is a bald … Continue reading

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End Crimes Against Journalists

Last year, UNESCO reported that a mere eight-percent of the  legal cases involving the murders of journalists have been resolved. This statistic does not include the larger number of journalists who suffer from non-fatal injuries each day. Those regimes and … Continue reading

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Forbidden Reading

Many of us see censorship as a challenge to our intellect. To forbid us from seeing or doing something is more like a dare than a warning. This fact is frequently overlooked by religious and political leaders who strive to … Continue reading

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Celebrate Banned Books Week

Have you noticed that when something like music or literature is officially banned by a political or religious group that people’s curiosity about it is aroused?  Often, the particular song or book receives its most effective promotion by way of … Continue reading

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Practical Enforcement Of Free Speech

Awhile ago, I stumbled upon a Facebook meme quoting author Leviak B. Kelly: “… [W]icked people reveal themselves in words first. To inhibit speech would inhibit us seeing the wicked before they act.” As a blogger and an ex-media worker, … Continue reading

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Day To End Impunity

Efforts to demonize the media have taken place for as long as there have been organized forms of governance.  Monarchs, dictators, cartels, corporations, religions, syndicates, and governments of all sorts do not like to have their ill-deeds exposed to public … Continue reading

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Banned Books Week

You’ve probably noticed that whenever some sort of ban is proposed or imposed, the targeted item becomes more appealing to the general public.  This phenomenon is readily apparent with media and books.  I’ve long wondered if the moralistic regimes and … Continue reading

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