United Nations 3rd General Assembly´s Committee - Social, Humanitarian & Cultural


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Position Paper by Sara Jerkovic Delegation: Federal Republic of Germany Committee: Social, Humanitarian and Cultural

Question of: Media Censorship and Treatment of Journalists

Censorship in Germany has a long history. The censorship in place since World War I, but became famous doing World War II. The censorship in that time ensured that Germans only could see what the Nazi hierarchy wanted people to see, hear and read. In East Germany, the media had to get permission to publish any news, and if the journalists wanted a job they would have to be approved by the government. In West Germany, the occupying forces at first controlled the media and any publications, which could have a negative effect on the general public, was not printed.

The German...

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