Freedom Of Expression: The Importance Of Human Rights In Singapore

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“Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right. It also underpins most other rights and allows them to flourish. The right to speak your mind freely on important issues in society, access information and hold the powers that be to account, plays a vital role in the healthy development process of any society,” as quoted from the index on censorship, on the importance of freedom of expression. Freedom of expression is the right to express oneself without restrictions, be it in the press or media. The importance of these human rights is undeniable in today’s modern society. However, there are still many countries in the world who refuse to advocate these “values” and give their people these basic fundamental rights. It is worthwhile to note that these lack of human rights can span from the democratic, tiny island, developed nation of Singapore, to the communist, developing nation of China.…show more content…
While these statistics only reflect on the censorship of the press, such censorship are mirrored in other aspects in singaporean and chinese politics. Both of these countries exhibit gross lack of freedom of expression for developing or developed nations, which begs the question, are the two countries more similar than different in terms of the freedom of expression “allocated” to the people? We consider similarity acheived if the similarities and common points outweigh the differences by importance and number, and vice versa. Our view is that they are more different than similar, due to its differences in many aspects, including the cause of the issue at hand, seriousness, and its effects it has brought upon on its

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