Freedom of religion is another very important right. People are allowed to believe in what they choose to or they can decide to believe in nothing at all. Freedom of Religion makes a living in the United States better because in other countries there is a certain religion everyone has to follow. Freedom of Protesting is people who get together for a cause and whether its good or bad the protest should be allowed to by the government. People may create protest against you or to help you in anything they want.
A healthy democracy is sustained by informing and making aware the citizens of conflicting and differing points of view and any inroads into the freedom of speech and expression, and any rules made in the form of imposing curbs thereon would violate Article 19(1)(a) of the Constitution. Such are not saved by Article 19(2)9 of the Constitution. Freedom of speech is an essential feature of any genuine Democracy. The right of freedom of expression is crucial in a democracy, information ideas help to inform political debate and are essential to public accountability and transparency in government, for a democratic system to function, people have to be able to form their own ideas. One must be able to receive many different ideas and information, reflecting many different perspectives, before being able to see the truth.
Freedom of speech is the concept of the inherent human right to voice one’s opinion publicly without fear of censorship or punishment. “Speech” is not limited to public speaking and is generally taken to include other forms of expression. The right is preserved in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is granted formal recognition by the laws of most nations. In Malaysia, the provisions regarding freedom of speech is also provided in Article 10 of Federal Constitution, Clause (1) (a), which states that every citizen has the right to freedom of speech and expression. However, there are also restrictions provided in the same Article which is stated in Clause (2) (a) which was designed to protect the privileges of Parliament
SUBJECT AREA OF STUDY: IS FREEDOM OF SPEECH LEADNG TO THE NATIONAL DISHARMONY? CENTRE NAME: DECCAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL CENTRE NUMBER: IN725 CANDIDATE NAME: M.S.Aprameya CANDIDATE NUMBER: 0043 Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right. It reinforces all other human rights, allowing society to develop and progress. The ability to express our opinion and speak freely is essential to bring about change in society. Freedom of speech protects everyone from all walks of life to think and express themselves freely.
Today, public policies have become the object of discussions and disagreements all around the world. The importance of the freedom of speech policy is crucial. This public policy unites different nations in order to prevent wars and conflicts that the humanity faces in the recent years more often and often. The relevance of the public policies and their analysis is highly significant in the today 's world, so let’s talk about this public policy more detailed. The “Freedom of speech” is the right to share any information, thoughts or ideas without the risk of been persecuted and punished by the government.
Democracy lends scope for open discussion between competing views. Democracies are accountable to the media, legislature and citizens. Accountability implies that citizens need access to a range of information about actions of their representatives and a free press to assess governance. Legislation on civil liberties, human rights and the right to information are intended to protect such arrangements and strike a balance between competing interests. All liberal democracies zealously protect the rights of communication and participation.
There are differences between rights and responsibilities of a USA citizen. Rights are, Freedom to express yourself (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 2011, p. xx). All Americans have the right to express themselves as they wish without any force of what to do and how to do it. For example, U.S court arrested Schenck accused of threatening the army which affected the national security through sending flyers to future army recruits motivating them to ignore their draft notices (Candela Open Courses, n.d.).
Freedom Of Speech The freedom to express ourselves and speak our minds is an inextricable and part of a strong democracy. When you have a government directed by its citizens, it is critical that those citizens be engaged and informed. It is equally important that citizens have the freedom and the avenue to challenge the government and its representatives, discuss key issues and be absolutely assured that their voices are heard. Newspapers, social media and the internet provide that avenue and self-expression. We recognise the importance of publishing a diversity of view-points, as we only grow as a country and effectively address difficult issues if a variety of expertise, facts and opinions are shared.
Galloway explains that free speech is the underlying foundation of a democratic government and allows discussions on important issues and provides access to information which develops an informed society and encourages the prevailing of truth. While it is ensured by the Constitution, freedom of speech is not an absolute right as the Parliament is allowed to enact laws to restrict it, especially when it involves hate speech. There is no universally agreed definition for hate speech but the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers Recommendation 97(20) stated that hate speech covers ‘all forms of expression which spread, incite, promote or justify racial hatred, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or other
Every citizen shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression, and there shall be freedom of the press, subject to any reasonable restrictions imposed by law in the interest of the glory of Islam or the integrity, security or defence of Pakistan or any part thereof, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency or morality, or in relation to contempt of court, [commission of] or incitement to an offence.” “ [Article: 19-A. Right to Information.- Every citizen shall have the right to have access to information in all matters of public importance subject to regulation and reasonable restrictions imposed by law. ]” 3. Leading Judgments of Pakistan Courts The issue of freedom of speech/expression came under consideration in the superior courts of Pakistan and dealt with delicate elaboration thereon in the judgments delivered. In order to understand the extent, scope and object of this very right and the obligation as to freedom of expression cast upon the media/press thereby, relevant excerpts from