Freedom Of Speech: The Definition Of Freedom Of Speech

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Let’s begin from the meaning of freedom of speech. Freedom of speech is a human right to freely express their thoughts. Nowadays includes freedom of expression, both orally and in writing (freedom of the press and the media) to a lesser extent relates to political and social advertising (promotion). This right is mentioned in several international instruments, including "The Universal Declaration of Human Rights"(article № 19), "European Convention on Human Rights” (article № 10). Freedom of speech is sometimes in conflict with the rights and freedoms with right other persons. Legal rules states generally regulate restrictions on freedom of expression in its territory. Under international law, restrictions on freedom of expression are required to respond to three conditions: they must strictly comply with the law, pursue a legitimate aim and must be necessary and appropriate to achieve this goal. Laws imposing limitations should strive to be unambiguous and does not allow for different interpretations. Thus, the Constitution of the Russian Federation prohibits propaganda inciting social, racial, national or religious hatred and enmity, as well as dissemination of information constituting a state secret. Temporary or partial restrictions as can be imposed by the court.
Freedom of speech is closely related to the issues of truth, flexibility of the political system, the self-realization of personality, natural rights, and their protection. Historically, it originated as a
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