Censorship - International Views
Article 19. Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS, United Nations, December 10, 1948.
As the world grows smaller both through the computer and by improved transporation methods, it is more than likely that students of computer science will find themselves in situation where the "US-centered" approach to "Censorship" is not necessarily the vogue of application.
- To study the different attitudes and approaches towards the concept of Censorship in different countries;
- To recognize that the US-centered view of Censorship is not necessarily that of other countries or professionals from those countries; and
- To be able to compromise between personal views and those of others in an international setting.
International Laws and Constitutions
International Constitutional Law
After having completed the class on censorship and having reviewed at least one of the lessons on international aspects of censorship, hold a class in which role-playing is the central theme. In this class each group will have previously (in a pre-class activity) researched the laws and culture of a country (see the links on the international views site), choose a scenario, and then have each group respond in the style of their chosen country.
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Last updated 2002/07/16
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