Freedom Of Expression Limitations

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According to the textbook of Philippine Constitution, the freedom of expression stated that every people shall have the right to freedom of expression and also it has the liberty to discuss publicly and truthfully either it is orally, written or print of his choice of any matter of a public interest without any restraint or suppression. In the same manner it is stated that it should be protected against any responsibility for so doing as long as it does not violate the law or injure someone’s character, reputation or business.

Freedom of expression is a key human right, in particular because of its primary role in supporting democracy. At its very first session, in 1946, the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 59(I) which states: “Freedom of information is a fundamental human right and ... the touchstone of all the freedoms to which the United Nations is consecrated.”

There are also restriction in Freedom of Expression, it is the right to freedom of expression is not absolute; both international law and most national constitutions recognize that it may be restricted. However, any limitations must remain within strictly defined parameters. - Stated at the Philippine Constitution Textbook

According to Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states: “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart
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