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Speech. Our knowledge issue is To what extent should censorship be allow in school. We will also compare the situation in school to censorship at a global level.

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  • Submitted: 06/02/2010
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International Baccalaureate Theory of Knowledge

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HS - In recent years, China has been heavily criticized for their censorship on various means of media in order to protect their population. More recently, we've seen bans on internet sites such as Facebook, ABC News and ibgames.com. The recent ones were done in order to stop the riot in Uranqi. The Chinese government claim that Facebook was used to communicate the message to riot, hence by blocking these kind of sites, they would stop riots. The international world has judged this act as a violation of freedom of speech and freedom on information. This issue forced us to think about the situation we have in our school. As you all know, 2 years ago, the school placed restrictions on the visitation of certain site that have certain key words like games or instant messaging. They have also add Quotas to insure that a student doesnt spend a lot of time of a particular website even if it is for education - related issue. This situation is very much like the one in China and hence we have decided to look at the situation with our TOK caps on. Our knowledge issue is To what extent

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