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Freedom of speech and its impact on our daily life

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Sara Hattar

on 18 February 2015

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Transcript of Freedom of speech and its impact on our daily life

Freedom of Speech
The right for a human to speak his mind freely; from ideas to opinions, with no restrictions. (Oxford University Press, 2015)
How important is it in our 21st century?
Your freedom ends where the freedom of others begins?
Development of Freedom of Speech
Freedom of speech and its significance in the 21st century
Introduction of freedom of speech
The development and importance of freedom of speech in the 21st century
Examples of events
Restrictions and limits
Alexander, L. (2005) Is There a Right of Freedom of Expression? Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press.
Barendt, E. (2005) Freedom of Speech, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Councils of the Americas. (2014) Venezuela's 2014 Protests. Americas Society.
Liberty 80. Article 10 Freedom of expression. Human Rights.
Terry Kirby. (2009) The Human Rights Act: 800 years in the making. The Human Rights Act.
Magna Carta
Universal Deceleration of Human Rights
The Human Rights Act
(Kirby, 2009)
Article 19: "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression"
Examples of Freedom of Speech in our Recent Days
Any questions?
Freedom of speech is a blessing and a curse
Crucial in democracy relevant to expressing one's opinion, defending their right, and stating a point.
(Liberty 08)
“Everyone has the right to freedom of expression. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers.”
Article 10
Protests against wars and corruption
Protests claiming rights
2014-2015 Venezuelan protests
(America's Society, 2014)
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