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Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > Freedom of information & freedom of speech

Freedom of the Press 2007 - A Global Survey of Media Independence (Hardcover, 2007): Freedom House Freedom of the Press 2007 - A Global Survey of Media Independence (Hardcover, 2007)
Freedom House
R2,000 Discovery Miles 20 000 Out of stock

Freedom House's annual press freedom index, now covering 195 countries and territories, has tracked trends in media freedom worldwide since 1980. Featuring an overview of the state of press freedom from senior researcher and editor Karin Deutsch Karlekar, Freedom of the Press 2007 provides comparative rankings and examines the legal environment for the media, political pressures that influence reporting, and economic factors that affect access to information. The survey is the most authoritative assessment of media freedom around the world. Its findings are widely utilized by policymakers, scholars, press freedom advocates, journalists, and international institutions.

Political Correctness (Paperback): Michael Eric Dyson, Michelle Goldberg, Stephen Fry, Jordan Peterson Political Correctness (Paperback)
Michael Eric Dyson, Michelle Goldberg, Stephen Fry, Jordan Peterson; Edited by Michelle Goldberg
R297 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R58 (20%) Out of stock

"You're telling me I'm being sensitive, and students looking for safe spaces that they're being hypersensitive. If you're white, this country is one giant safe space." -- Michael Eric Dyson Is political correctness an enemy of free speech, open debate, and the free exchange of ideas? Or, by confronting head-on the dominant power relationships and social norms that exclude marginalized groups are we creating a more equitable and just society? For some the argument is clear. Political correctness is stifling the free and open debate that fuels our democracy. It is also needlessly dividing one group from another and promoting social conflict. Others insist that creating public spaces and norms that give voice to previously marginalized groups broadens the scope of free speech. The drive towards inclusion over exclusion is essential to creating healthy, diverse societies in an era of rapid social change. The twenty-second semi-annual Munk Debate, held on May 18, 2018, pits acclaimed journalist, professor, and ordained minister Michael Eric Dyson and New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg against renowned actor and writer Stephen Fry and University of Toronto professor and author Jordan Peterson to debate the implications of political correctness and freedom of speech.

Deconstructing Wikileaks (Paperback): Daniel Estulin Deconstructing Wikileaks (Paperback)
Daniel Estulin
R393 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R27 (7%) Out of stock

Depending on the source, Julian Assange, the editor in chief of WikiLeaks, is regarded as either a genius or terrorist, and this exploration of the man and the organization seeks to find the truth. Delving into the heart of the business of keeping and leaking secrets, this work shows how the enterprise of WikiLeaks and Assange is shrouded in mystery, but nonetheless, seeks to expose Assange as an intelligence asset tasked with sustaining the global status quo. Through careful analysis, interviews, and scrutiny of the organization as a whole, this inquiry gets to the bottom of the intriguing and mesmerizing story behind WikiLeaks.

Spooked - How the CIA Manipulates the Media and Hoodwinks Hollywood (MP3 format, CD): Nicholas Schou Spooked - How the CIA Manipulates the Media and Hoodwinks Hollywood (MP3 format, CD)
Nicholas Schou; Read by Michael Butler Murray
R198 R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Save R14 (7%) Out of stock
Open Government - A study of the prospects of open government within the limitations of the British political system... Open Government - A study of the prospects of open government within the limitations of the British political system (Hardcover)
Richard A. Chapman, Michael Hunt
R3,156 Discovery Miles 31 560 Out of stock

First published in 1987 this book considers the practical implications of increasing public access to official information in Britain, both from the perspective of increasing Freedom of Information and reforming Section 2 of the Official Secrets Act. It draws attention to the practical problems such changes would pose for both politicians and civil servants working in an adversarial system of government. It examines the effects of proposed changes on the conventions which are a fundamental feature of the British constitution. It also considers the political significance of reforms, both to demands for increased public participation in policy-making and to actual policies. Local and international perspectives on open government are included in order to provide an informed insight into an important issue of contemporary concern.

Freedom of the Press 2005 - A Global Survey of Media Independence (Hardcover, New): Freedom House Freedom of the Press 2005 - A Global Survey of Media Independence (Hardcover, New)
Freedom House
R1,700 Discovery Miles 17 000 Out of stock

Freedom House's annual press freedom survey, now covering 194 countries and territories, has tracked trends in media freedom worldwide since 1980. Featuring a new overview of the state of press freedom from senior researcher and editor Karin Deutsch Karlekar, Freedom of the Press 2005 provides comparative rankings and examines the legal environment for the media, political pressures that influence reporting, and economic factors that affect access to information. This survey is the most authoritative assessment of media freedom around the world. Its findings are widely utilized by policymakers, scholars, press freedom advocates, journalists, and international institutions.

The Case Against Free Speech - The First Amendment, Fascism, and the Future of Dissent (Standard format, CD, Library ed.): P E... The Case Against Free Speech - The First Amendment, Fascism, and the Future of Dissent (Standard format, CD, Library ed.)
P E Moskowitz; Read by Robin Eller
R1,500 R1,038 Discovery Miles 10 380 Save R462 (31%) Out of stock
Groupthink - A Study in Self Delusion (MP3 format, CD): Christopher Booker Groupthink - A Study in Self Delusion (MP3 format, CD)
Christopher Booker; Read by Ric Jerrom
R585 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R158 (27%) Out of stock
We Are Syrians - Three Generations. Three Dissidents (Paperback): Naila Al-Atrash, Radwan Ziadeh, Sana Mustafa We Are Syrians - Three Generations. Three Dissidents (Paperback)
Naila Al-Atrash, Radwan Ziadeh, Sana Mustafa; Edited by Adam Braver, Deveuve Abby
R378 R353 Discovery Miles 3 530 Save R25 (7%) Out of stock
Beyond the Schoolhouse Gate - Free Speech and the Inculcation of Values (Paperback, New): Robert Lane Beyond the Schoolhouse Gate - Free Speech and the Inculcation of Values (Paperback, New)
Robert Lane
R517 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R27 (5%) Out of stock

In a 1969 landmark case, the US Supreme Court ruled that the suspension of student for protesting the Vietnam War violated the First Amendment. On what grounds do public school students merit First Amendment protection? The author reviews the obstacles of this important issue and suggests a mix of protection and autonomy for students.

Censorship, Surveillance, and Privacy - Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (Hardcover, 4 Volume Set): Information... Censorship, Surveillance, and Privacy - Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (Hardcover, 4 Volume Set)
Information Resources Management Association
R54,843 Discovery Miles 548 430 Out of stock

The censorship and surveillance of individuals, societies, and countries have been a long-debated ethical and moral issue. In consequence, it is vital to explore this controversial topic from all angles. Censorship, Surveillance, and Privacy: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a vital reference source on the social, moral, religious, and political aspects of censorship and surveillance. It also explores the techniques of technologically supported censorship and surveillance. Highlighting a range of topics such as political censorship, propaganda, and information privacy, this multi-volume book is geared towards government officials, leaders, professionals, policymakers, media specialists, academicians, and researchers interested in the various facets of censorship and surveillance.

Microradio & Democracy (Paperback, A Seven Stories Press 1st ed): Greg Ruggiero Microradio & Democracy (Paperback, A Seven Stories Press 1st ed)
Greg Ruggiero
R121 R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Save R7 (6%) Out of stock

Microradio and Democracy discusses the role of citizen access to communications in a democratic society, and how diversity, localism, and core political speech are undermined by corporate control of the public airwaves. Ruggiero examines the emergence of microradio activism in recent court cases, and the links between the microradio struggle and larger movements for democracy and social justice. Illustrated with photos and graphics, this book will be of interest to anyone concerned about keeping free speech for communities, not corporations.

Banned in Boston - The Watch and Ward Society's Crusade Against Books, Burlesque, and the Social Evil (MP3 format, CD):... Banned in Boston - The Watch and Ward Society's Crusade Against Books, Burlesque, and the Social Evil (MP3 format, CD)
Neil Miller; Read by Peter Johnson
R206 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R50 (24%) Out of stock
Secrets of the State and How to Get Them (Paperback, New): Richard Dowling Secrets of the State and How to Get Them (Paperback, New)
Richard Dowling
R563 R514 Discovery Miles 5 140 Save R49 (9%) Out of stock

Access to information held by central or local government departments and semi-state bodies is a fundamental right in any democracy. Transparency in the way we are governed - and how public money is spent - should be a basic tenet in any political system. Unfortunately, that principal has not always been upheld in Ireland. Written in clear and understandable language, "Secrets of the State...and How to Get Them" is a practical guide for anyone who wants to get information held by local authorities, government departments or other state bodies, here or overseas. It takes readers step-by-step through the process of submitting requests under the Freedom of Information Act and the lesser known Accessing Information on the Environment regulations. Written by one of the country's leading experts on Freedom of Information, RTE Correspondent Richard Dowling, this is the definitive guide on accessing State-held information. It offers non-legalistic interpretation of these laws and how to use them. There is no book like this on the Irish market. Every year around 15,000 FOI requests are submitted, though not all are successful for a variety of reasons. In this book, Richard Dowling shows the reader the correct procedure for submitting a request so that many more people will be able to access information they're entitled to, and in so doing help to lift the shroud of secrecy that is still ever present in the Irish civil service. "Secrets of the State...and How to Get Them" will be invaluable for environmental organisations, community groups, political activists and grass roots campaigners, as well as for businesses and individuals of all kinds who want access to State-held information.

Propaganda and the Public Mind (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged): Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian Propaganda and the Public Mind (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged)
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian; Narrated by Brian Jones
R200 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R51 (26%) Out of stock
Censorship, Inc. - The Corporate Threat to Free Speech in the United States (Paperback): Lawrence C. Soley Censorship, Inc. - The Corporate Threat to Free Speech in the United States (Paperback)
Lawrence C. Soley
R595 Discovery Miles 5 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is a landmark in the defense of free speech against government interference and suppression. In this book we come to see how it also acts as a smokescreen behind which a more dangerous and insidious threat to free speech can operate.

Soley shows how as corporate power has grown and come to influence the issues on which ordinary Americans should be able to speak out, so new strategies have developed to restrict free speech on issues in which corporations and property-owners have an interest.

Censorship, Inc. is a comprehensive examination of the vast array of corporate practices which restrict free speech in the United States today in fields as diverse as advertsing and the media, the workplace, community life, and the environment. Soley also shows how these threats to free speech have been resisted by activism, legal argument, and through legislation. Grounded in extensive research into actual cases, this book is at the same time a challenge to conventional thinking about the nature of censorship and free speech.

Television News and the Supreme Court - All the News That's Fit to Air? (Hardcover): Jennifer A. Segal Television News and the Supreme Court - All the News That's Fit to Air? (Hardcover)
Jennifer A. Segal
R1,112 Discovery Miles 11 120 Out of stock

This book offers the most in-depth analysis of journalistic attention to the Supreme Court (primarily television) currently available. It combines penetrating and remarkably frank interviews with prominent Supreme Court journalists with extensive examination of videotapes of network television news coverage of the Court, to provide a comprehensive picture of how numerous constraints faced by reporters covering the Court (imposed by the nature of the television news industry and the Court itself) contribute to the pattern of infrequent, brief, and in too many instances, incorrect and misleading stories that are aired about the Court. The implications of this situation for the American public are explored.

Free Expression in Five Democratic Publics - Support for Individual and Media Rights (Paperback): Julie L. Andsager, Robert O... Free Expression in Five Democratic Publics - Support for Individual and Media Rights (Paperback)
Julie L. Andsager, Robert O Wyatt, Ernest Martin
R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Out of stock

To date, scholarly work on public support for free expression has been rather sporadic and primarily descriptive. The authors propose the theory that those who hold power in a society are more likely than the comparatively disenfranchised to support gree speech and free press rights. They support this proposition with original survey data gathered in the U.S. Russia, Hong Kong and Israel among Arabs and Jews.

Censored!: The 1996 Project Censored Yearbook (Paperback, 1996): Carl Jensen, Etc Censored!: The 1996 Project Censored Yearbook (Paperback, 1996)
Carl Jensen, Etc
R317 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R19 (6%) Out of stock

The yearly volumes of Censored, in continuous publication since 1976 and since 1995 available through Seven Stories Press, is dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. The top stories are listed democratically in order of importance according to students, faculty, and a national panel of judges. Each of the top stories is presented at length, alongside updates from the investigative reporters who broke the stories.
Beyond the Top 25 stories, additional chapters delve further into timely media topics: The Censored News and Media Analysis section provides annual updates on Junk Food News and News Abuse, Censored Deja Vu, signs of hope in the alternative and news media, and the state of media bias and alternative coverage around the world. In the Truth Emergency section, scholars and journalists take a critical look at the US/NATO military-industrial-media empire. And in the Project Censored International section, the meaning of media democracy worldwide is explored in close association with Project Censored affiliates in universities and at media organizations all over the world.
A perennial favorite of booksellers, teachers, and readers everywhere, Censored is one of the strongest life signs of our current collective desire to get the news we citizens need--despite what Big Media tells us.

Free Speech on America's K-12 and College Campuses - Legal Cases from Barnette to Blaine (Paperback): Randy Bobbitt Free Speech on America's K-12 and College Campuses - Legal Cases from Barnette to Blaine (Paperback)
Randy Bobbitt
R923 Discovery Miles 9 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Free Speech on America's K-12 and College Campuses: Legal Cases from Barnette to Blaine covers the history of legal cases involving free speech issues on K-12 and college campuses, mostly during the fifty-year period from 1965 through 2015. While this book deals mostly with high school and college newspapers, it also covers religious issues (school prayer, distribution of religious materials, and use of school facilities for voluntary Bible study), speech codes, free speech zones, self-censorship due to political correctness, hate speech, threats of disruption and violence, and off-campus speech, including social media. Randall W. Bobbitt provides a representative sampling of cases spread across the five decades and across the subject areas listed above. Recommended for scholars of communication, education, political science, and legal studies.

The Complete Infidel's Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies) (MP3 format, CD): Robert Spencer The Complete Infidel's Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies) (MP3 format, CD)
Robert Spencer; Read by Adam North
R206 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R50 (24%) Out of stock
Insider Histories of the Vietnam Era Underground Press, Part 2 (Paperback, New): Ken Wachsberger Insider Histories of the Vietnam Era Underground Press, Part 2 (Paperback, New)
Ken Wachsberger
R800 R714 Discovery Miles 7 140 Save R86 (11%) Out of stock

This enlightening book offers a collection of histories of underground papers from the Vietnam Era as written and told by key staff members of the time. Their stories, building on those presented in Part 1, represent a wide range of publications: countercultural, gay, lesbian, feminist, Puerto Rican, Native American, Black, socialist, Southern consciousness, prisoners' rights, New Age, rank-and-file, military, and more. Wachsberger notes that the underground press not only produced a few well-known papers but also was truly national and diverse in scope. His goal is to capture the essence of "the countercultural community." This book will be a fundamental resource for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of a dramatic era in U.S. history, as well as offering a younger readership a glimpse into a generation of idealists who rose up to challenge and improve government and society.

Early Modern Media and the News in Europe - Perspectives from the Dutch Angle (Hardcover): Joop W Koopmans Early Modern Media and the News in Europe - Perspectives from the Dutch Angle (Hardcover)
Joop W Koopmans
R3,558 Discovery Miles 35 580 Out of stock

During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the Dutch Republic was one of the main centers of media in Europe. These media included newspapers, pamphlets, news digests, and engravings. Early Modern Media and the News in Europe brings together fifteen articles dealing with this early news industry in relation to politics and society, written by Joop W. Koopmans in recent decades. They demonstrate the important Dutch position within early modern news networks in Europe. Moreover, they address a variety of related themes, such as the supply of news during wars and disasters, the speed of early modern news reports, the layout of early newspapers and the news value of their advertisements, and censorship of books and news media.

Freedom of Information - The Law, the Practice and the Ideal (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Patrick Birkinshaw Freedom of Information - The Law, the Practice and the Ideal (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Patrick Birkinshaw; Series edited by William Twining, Christopher McCrudden
R892 Discovery Miles 8 920 Out of stock

Examining the relationship between law, political culture and information control, this work combines a technical knowledge of English law, a detailed account of the history of political secrecy in Britain and an informed acquaintance with the shady detail of political and administrative practice. This new edition examines the effect of the Data Protection Act 1998, the Public Disclosures Act 1998, EU legislative developments on access to information and the Human Rights Act 1998, as well as the legislative and administrative changes introduced by the Labour Government.

Stonewalled - My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington... Stonewalled - My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington (Standard format, CD)
Sharyl Attkisson; Read by Laural Merlington
R404 R378 Discovery Miles 3 780 Save R26 (6%) Out of stock
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