Pros And Cons Of Freedom Of Expression

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Freedom of expression is a norm that encourages the freedom of an individual or community to express opinions and ideas without fear of retaliation, restriction, or sanction. The term "freedom of expression” (Wikipedia) is sometimes used synonymously, but includes any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used. Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1949) Article 19 states that 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 information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers and can either be oral, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of one’s choice .This freedom of expression is recognized as a human right under article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is recognized in international human rights law in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR). Article 19 in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) later amends the article on freedom of expression by stating that the implementation of these rights carry duties and responsibilities that may therefore be subject to certain restrictions when necessary. For example, individuals are free to express themselves in anyway with the restrictions of taking another’s life.
Freedom of expression, therefore, may not be recognized as
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