Role Of Censorship In North Korea

Superior Essays
Jordan Guthrie
Ms. Garrett
English 12
4 Feb 16 Why Censor Religion in North Korea and China? Censorship is a hard thing to explain and why people would censor religion is just crazy. Certain countries will censor everything and not let them use the internet or talk to people outside of their country to learn about, or even hear about things going on in the world. North Korea will not let people who live there use the internet, because they do not want people who live there to find out how it is to live in other places. Also, somethings North Korea are doing is absolutely terrible, they do not let people leave or move out of North Korea, so you will have to live there all of your life. Studies show that North Korea is probably the worst
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Study shows that censorship has been around since about 300 BC, which is a really long time. When someone or some rule tries to stop or control you from saying what you want to say or do what you want to do, that would be a form of censorship. Also, it holds you back sometimes from learning new things, because the government, will censor different things so you cannot find out about it or learn about it. Certain censorship can be direct or indirect, and can also be legal or illegal. Self-censorship is when a person will censor his own work, so they will not feel any type of responsibilities if something bad happens to someone because of their work. Many countries will have laws about censorship and censor many things, but even people will still not follow the law about it. In some countries the government, or the leader will make the author take some of the work off or down if it feels like it will cause problems with the government. Religion censorship is a form of censorship, when the religion belief is limited, or suppressed. European countries will try to control the printing of the government and …show more content…
Any law or article can state that, but different leaders in different places can view it how they feel it should be and not completely obey it. Also usually if the leader does not believe in a religion he or she will try to run the country as if there is no religion. During the Cultural Revolution, China burned every Bible they could find, but they did not remove the crosses or mess with them. Different leaders in China would go to the streets to protest the removal of the crosses, but now in the past two years about 1200 crosses have been removed from churches. Burning the Bible was a sign that they are trying to get rid of Christianity. Some of the churches would be destroyed or turned into different things like a mat waving factory. China did that, because if you do not have a church to worship in they believe that it would stop you, it did stop some, but not all. People would end up worshiping in their homes if they had to, even though knowing the consequence of getting caught. If someone gets caught for secretly worshiping, they could end up in jail or death. While in jail, you may never be seen again by anyone. Most of the time the result of doing this would be persecution which is death, but at least you are still living for the Lord and dying for

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