Censorship in Egypt

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For ages the issue of censorship being necessary and essential or not has been questioned. Censorship could be rewarding sometimes but in Egypt censorship has exceeded all limits. It exists in all aspects of every citizen’s life, and has therefore become a burden instead of a helpful aspect. Media, Freedom of speech and Election restrictions are all just a few examples of the extreme censorship occurring here in Egypt. Some people, although only a few, think censorship is rewarding because it protects the children and younger citizens from the harms of listening and hearing to sinister things. Personally, I am strongly against extreme censorship since it only limits our freedom.

Firstly, I would really like to talk about the disadvantages of the most famous type of censorship; censoring media. Through censoring movies you could really miss the key part of the movie. Many people think that by controlling movies it will become safer for younger generations; personally I think this is all just lack of understanding. I strongly disagree with this because there is a much easier solution which is just to rate movies. The government also censors most news programs which gives them control over our minds and way of thinking. News programs are programs which should bring us the reality behind everything happening around us in our country and in our world. By censoring news programs and just publishing what the government think is appropriate they deprive us from learning the truth about what is really happening all around us. Although the government might think that what they are doing is the best for our sake, I think that it is all just pure lying to conceal the truth behind what is really happening.

The number two most common type of Censorship occurring here in Egypt is Freedom of speech censorship. Egypt is supposed to be a democratic country. In a democratic country the citizen should have all the right to speak out his mind in every way he wishes. This on...
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