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Starving In Silence: A Report On Famine and Censorship

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The themes addressed in this report include: censorship as a cause of famine and the role of censorship in delaying relief of starvation. The case studies that comprise the two sections of the document include China's famine of 1959-1961 and the famines in the Horn of Africa in the 1980's.

The report posits that censorship played a pivotal and disastrous role in each of these cases.