Censorship in media

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Dear Editor,
The word censorship has different definitions from different perspectives which mean the censorship has a different definition in print media while compared to the broadcast one. In simple words, censorship refers to the examination of books, periodicals, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other communication media for the purpose of altering or suppressing parts thought to be objectionable or offensive.
Media censorship takes many forms in the way you get your news. While news stories are often edited for length, there are many choices that are made that are designed to keep some information from becoming public. Sometimes these decisions are made to safeguard a person’s privacy, others to protect media outlets from corporate or political fallout. However, the censorship in media is connected to the identity of a person who has committed a crime and further it depends that identity has been concealed or not. This is probably the least controversial form of media censorship. When a minor commits a crime, his identity is concealed to protect him from future harm — so he isn’t turned down from getting a college education or a job. That changes if a minor is charged as an adult, like in the case of violent crime.
Naveen Gupta
Gandhi Nagar, Jammu

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