The favorite topics of the shock jocks seem to involve kinky sex, bathroom humor, and anything that is politically incorrect. The shock jock speech of today would certainly disturb Thoreau upon its initial assault on his ears; however, I believe that upon further thought and consideration, Thoreau would be happy that America has embraced the First Amendment to the point where it does not censor offensive speech. Granted, the principles of beauty, idealism, and human equality that Thoreau embraced in his writings are not usually the types of speech that the shock jocks engage in. In fact, the words of the shock jock can be considered hateful and vile at times. For example, in , Howard Stern mocked the death of Selena, a hispanic musician who had been murdered.
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Around 2. The Internet Companies through Yahoo Corporation found itself on a receiving end due unethical reporting by the authority in USA in The corporation was lambasted by the house, by the foreign affairs committee for what it termed as unethical for ICT industries to report issues which were deemed privacy by the USA Government. The internet companies were so complicity in human rights abuses for its part, for the arrest and detention of a Chinese journalist. This was until World Organization for Human Rights came to the rescue of the journalist and whose case was settled outside the court for human rights abuses.
During my research in the RFE archives I analyzed texts of cultural programs, theater subject files, background reports, propaganda files, and letters and appeals to RFE kept in the Open Society Archive in Budapest, Hungary under fond , subfond My aim is to understand how criticism functioned in an era of censorship, dictatorship, what discourses were adopted and indeed how free the freest critic could be in expressing opinion. Also by analyzing the adopted critical discourses in their context, the aim of this paper is to give an indication of how such criticism can be read in the present and used for elaborating the past. In Romania, after a short period of relative liberalization in the 60s, the year brought a turning point in the censorship of the Ceausescu era.
I believe this paper remains a fantastic assignment and in some respects is now better due to the conflict and the path that thorough research of the exercise should no doubt discover by students in the course.