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Banned

“An attack upon our ability to tell stories is not just censorship – it is a crime against our nature as human beings.”–Salman Rushdie Whenever someone issues an edict or warning with the aim of preventing me from reading something, … Continue reading

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Free Press

We learn in civics or social studies classes about the vital parts of a federal democratic republic. They include the official executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Unofficially, it is important to have an active artistic community, and a free press. … Continue reading

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Offensive

One of the new employees at the thrift store sported a tee-shirt that was emblazzoned with “Warning Offensive”. I was not offended at all by the shirt nor the young man wearing it. I did a double-take and could only … Continue reading

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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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