Life in Modern Britain Terms

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British Values
The values that are associated with living in modern-day Britain
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Multiculturism
A society that consists of people from a range of cultural and religious backgrounds
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Principles
Basic truths or ideas that underpin a system of beliefs associated with a given society
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights
An international law setting out international human rights under the backing of the UN
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Human Rights Act
This was passed in 1998 and came into force in 2000. This Act brought together together numerous human rights legislation and gave UK citizens easier access to the European Court of Human Rights
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The Rule of Law
A basic principle of a democratic society that the law applies equally to all people
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Identity
The characteristics that determine who or what a person is
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Group Identity
The identity associated with belonging to a group
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National Identity
An identity associated with being a citizen of a specific country
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Global Identity
The concept that some aspects of identity are now global in nature
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Multiple Identity
When a person can assume different identities at different times and in different situations
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Nature vs nurture
A debate whether a person's personality and identity are most affected by their biological background or by the way in which they are brought up
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Citizenship
A legal status granted by a state upon members of the state indicating their membership of the state
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Freedom of the Press
A concept that for a free, open and democratic society to exist the press should be free from political and judicial interference and be able to print the stories they wish
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Mass Media
Communicating to a large audience at the same point in time.
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Traditional Media
Newsprint, radio, television, cinema
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New Media
Internet-related communication that has emerged in the late-twentieth century
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E-media
All forms of media related to the internet
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Social Media
Internet forums, social blogs, Twitter, Facebook, podcasts, photographs and video
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Citizen journalist
Where individual citizens act as journalists to gather news and distribute their video footage and commentary via social media and news organisations to a worldwide audience
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Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO)
An industry-based body which self-regulates most newspapers in the UK
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IMPRESS
The approved government regulator of the press but very few newspapers have joined this body
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Censorship
Suppression of materials, publications and thoughts
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Office of the Regulator for Communication (Ofcom)
This is the government established independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industry
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UN Charter
A document that lays down the aims of the United Nations
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Security Council
The major decision-making body of the United Nations. Made up of five permanent members and ten elected member countries. The UK is one of the permanent members.
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Veto
The ability to vote down any decision
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Euro
The common currency used by the Eurozone
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European Commission
Appointed officials from member countries of the EU who draft policy initiatives and direct the workings of the EU
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Council of the European Union
Meetings of ministers from member states of the EU
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European Council
Meetings of the heads of government of EU member states
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Council of Europe
Founded in 1949 and is an intergovernmental organisation who aims are to promote human rights, democracy and the rule of law within its 47 member states.
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European Convention of the Human Rights
A convention that lays down basic human rights and is overseen by the Council of Europe.
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Commonwealth Charter
A document that lays down the principles associated with commonwealth membership
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Agencies
Organisations and bodies that are part of a major institution
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Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
Non-profit, voluntary citizens' groups which are organised on a local, national or international level. Run by people with a common interest and perform a variety of services and humanitarian functions.
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A society that consists of people from a range of cultural and religious backgrounds

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