Comments for Index on Censorship http://www.indexoncensorship.org the voice of free expression Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=390 Comment on Padraig Reidy: Let’s ban the word “internet” by D-503 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/11/padraig-reidy-lets-ban-word-internet/#comment-2353382 Fri, 28 Nov 2014 00:48:25 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=62042#comment-2353382 I’ve got a better idea if you’re really in the mood for banning things –
Let’s ban any word suffixed by “phobia”.

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Comment on Padraig Reidy: Gerry Adams’ half-remembered Republican mythology by René Gimpel http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/11/padraig-reidy-ireland-gerry-adams-press-ira-sinn-fein/#comment-2318036 Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:47:21 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=61849#comment-2318036 The problem with this article is summed up in Padraig Reidy’s last phrase: ‘… little will be gained by any party attempting to present itself as the voice of a reasonable settlement.’

What is a reasonable settlement in the water dispute and which party is its voice? If the new measures proposed by the government are accepted, one interpretation of them is that they are reasonable. If they are not accepted, would Padraig Reidy consider that they are unreasonable ? Or would he consider that the protesters, rather than the new measures, are unreasonable ?

If there is nothing to be gained by presenting a reasonable settlement, with the current government having disappointed the electorate and the previous one still sullied by boom-and-bust, is the implication that Sinn Fein will be the beneficiary ? That is how I read it. In which case, of course, Padraig Reidy is telling us that this will not be the voice of reason, or of a reasonable solution.

In doing so, all he is telling us is that Sinn Fein is not a political party whose platform supports. Reasonably or unreasonably.

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Comment on Padraig Reidy: The Soviet Union may be dead, but Soviet disinformation tactics remain by James Carlisle http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/11/padraig-reidy-russia-propaganda-rt-uk/#comment-2245770 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:31:28 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=61725#comment-2245770 There is only one difference between East and West media. Russian state runs Russian media, plutocracy runs western media. Whats new? Both corrupt. If you think Western media is any better you’re an idiot. In Russia the public are used to propaganda from the old days they are aware that its probably propaganda. But the west is different. Most of the people are clueless as you seem to be. BBC are the masters.

BTW where is this poster? because I think you’re lying. I think you’re a typical Russophobe. I live in London and have not seen it anywhere.

Respond and post here where this poster is so I can take photo myself.

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Comment on Padraig Reidy: The Soviet Union may be dead, but Soviet disinformation tactics remain by Guilherme http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/11/padraig-reidy-russia-propaganda-rt-uk/#comment-2242868 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 17:02:19 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=61725#comment-2242868 What a bunch of shite.

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Comment on Padraig Reidy: The Soviet Union may be dead, but Soviet disinformation tactics remain by Joe Bonn http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/11/padraig-reidy-russia-propaganda-rt-uk/#comment-2242340 Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:15:49 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=61725#comment-2242340 Is this satire?

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Comment on Man arrested for poppy burning Facebook picture by David Finnie http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2012/11/man-arrested-for-poppy-burning-facebook-picture/#comment-2202830 Sun, 02 Nov 2014 08:44:07 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=41930#comment-2202830 I don’t understand why the police get involved in this. It’s actually quite scary. Where is this poppy fetishism going to end. Will people soon get fined or arrested for not wearing a poppy?
What country do we live in that sends people to wars and uses the dead and the poppy to defend it?

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Comment on Current issue: Seeing the future of journalism – will the public know more? by Rachael Jolley http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/09/coming-soon-seeing-future-journalism-will-public-know/#comment-2151828 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:37:53 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=60135#comment-2151828 Dear Edip, You can get the print version delivered outside the UK, so it is not only avaible there. You can also read the magazine tablet version as an app on iphone or ipad, Kindle Free or Android or or if you are a student, lecturer or have access to a university library many of them have full digital access via Sage.

Buy the digital tablet version here: http://www.exacteditions.com/magazine/551/975

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Comment on Erdogan cartoons: how artists responded to case against a Turkish colleague by Mustafa http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/10/cartoon-erdogan-turkey-martin-rowson-musa-kart/#comment-2136664 Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:59:58 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=61184#comment-2136664 Nowadays, drawings became tell the facts. I support drawing against censorship in the news.

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Comment on Erdogan cartoons: how artists responded to case against a Turkish colleague by terbiyesizkofte http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/10/cartoon-erdogan-turkey-martin-rowson-musa-kart/#comment-2122256 Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:38:57 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=61184#comment-2122256 I don’t want to say these cartoons are hysterically funny…the not so secret police may be listening…but I like the cat one the best. I suppose if one wants to insult, tongue on testicles is the way to go.

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Comment on Current issue: Seeing the future of journalism – will the public know more? by Edip Emil Oymen http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2014/09/coming-soon-seeing-future-journalism-will-public-know/#comment-2092043 Mon, 27 Oct 2014 09:11:41 +0000 http://www.indexoncensorship.org/?p=60135#comment-2092043 If I had lived in the UK, I could have bought the “print” issue. How about prospective readers who don’t live in the UK? Why can’t I simply pay for reading this online? Do I have to have an iPad for this service? Why only on an iPad? “Others” & laptops don’t deserve this service eh? Many papers, journals & periodicals have online reading arrangements. Snail mail is so passe. See how the New York Times works this out.

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