What's New? War, Censorship and Global Transmission

  title={What's New? War, Censorship and Global Transmission},
  author={J. Hills},
  journal={International Communication Gazette},
  pages={195 - 216}
  • J. Hills
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • International Communication Gazette
  • Perceptions of threats to national security have always been the basis for governments to enter the business of what, in 1900, was called ‘censorship’ of person to person communications and what, today, we call surveillance. The first direct intervention came during the Boer War in 1900, was expanded during the First World War and formed the basis of current policy. This article looks at the introduction of ‘censorship’ of electrical communications in time of war and compares the current… CONTINUE READING
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