Attacking ad censorship
The Globe´s decision to carry a Scientology ad supplement is good news for all advertisers.
Censorship in British Columbia
This website contains a list of books, magazines, newspapers and some music and film materials that have been subject to censorship challenges in British Columbia, including materials that have been banned nation-wide by the government of Canada.
Quotations about censorship, freedom of speech, and book burning, from The Quote Garden.
Challenged and Banned Books
Banned Books Week emphasizes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one´s opinion even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and the importance of ensuring the availability of those unorthodox or unpopular viewpoints to all who wish to read them.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation´s Blue Ribbon Campaign
for Online Free Expression (BRC)
One of the largest and most long-standing global online grassroots campaigns. The BRC aims to put a stop to online content censorship and to advance the state of online intellectual freedom to at least the level of free expression enjoyed in the print medium. The BRC homepage features online free speech news, censorship action alerts, and campaign graphics for participants´s Web pages.
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education
FIRE is a nonprofit educational foundation devoted to free speech, individual liberty, religious freedom, the rights of conscience, legal equality, due process, and academic freedom on our nation´s campuses.
The Freedom Forum
The Freedom Forum is a nonpartisan foundation dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. The foundation focuses on three priorities: the Newseum, First Amendment freedoms and newsroom diversity.
The National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC)
An alliance of 50 national non-profit organizations, including literary, artistic, religious, educational, professional, labor, and civil liberties groups. United by a conviction that freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression must be defended, we work to educate our own members and the public at large about the dangers of censorship and how to oppose them.
Patriotism´s 2-Edged Sword
Since the horrific attacks of September 11th, 2001, news operations throughout North America have been under considerable stress and scrutiny. Some journalists have found that they are supposed to be patriots first, and journalists second.
In civics classes, high school students are taught that the First Amendment is the foundation upon which political freedom stands. But in their journalism classes, they are frequently taught the opposite lesson, as Hazelwood, a late ´80s Supreme Court ruling that gives principals the power to review and censor high school newspapers, continues to have chilling effects on high school journalism.