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Silent censorship regime at work

 

Silent censorship regime at work
930 words
28 November 2016
NSTRAT
13
English
(c) 2016 New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad.

 

LAST week, I received an email from my UK book editor, informing me of changes made to one chapter. The chapter is on international organisations and is meant for students who are thinking of taking up political science, or international relations.

As I went through the changes, I realised that while the editing kept true to my original draft, there was one major chunk missing from the chapter.

Those were the paragraphs on Palestine, its non-member state status in the United Nations, its struggle at the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) which led to a suspension of funding from the United States, and its involvement in the Asia Group voting at the UN.

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