Religion and the media

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Media
Any method of mass communication – radio, TV, Internet, print, art, music, etc
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Censorship
Preventing or restricting publication of broadcast of material that is obscene, offensive or somehow inappropriate
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Freedom of Speech
The right of ordinary people to freely express their opinions, even where they go against accepted norms
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Stereotypes
An over-simplified and/or comic image of a particular group of people
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Watershed
The ‘cut-off’ point after which programmes unsuitable for young children may be shown on television
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Condones
Allows, ignores or accepts; acceptance of something which may be deemed inappropriate
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Condemns
Speaking out against something
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Degradation
Making people look stupid, deliberately humiliating people or generally devaluing human nature
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Pornography
Explicit sexual imagery intended to create arousal in the viewer
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Blasphemy
Offensive or abusive remarks about god
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Astrology
The belief it is possible to to predict the future from the charts of the stars
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De-sensitivise
The idea that frequent exposure to violence or sex lessons are shock to seeing or experiencing it
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Gratuitous
Portrayal of sex and violence in a way that is not necessary for the plot and is there simply to entertain in its own right
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Obsenity
Material that is likely to deprave or corrupt
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Preventing or restricting publication of broadcast of material that is obscene, offensive or somehow inappropriate

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Censorship

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The right of ordinary people to freely express their opinions, even where they go against accepted norms

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An over-simplified and/or comic image of a particular group of people

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The ‘cut-off’ point after which programmes unsuitable for young children may be shown on television

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