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Freedom of Speech

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Cooper Low

on 9 April 2013

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FREEDOM of Speech WHAT IS Freedom of Speech? Freedom of Speech according to the Google definition is, "The right to express opinions without censorship or restraint."
In many developing countries, problems arise because the lack of Freedom of Speech. PROBLEM AREAS This map shows the countries where Freedom of Speech rights are under threat. More of the World's Freedom of Speech rights are under threat than not. CHINA AFGHANISTAN IRAN NORTH KOREA SAUDI ARABIA China is a country with very little human rights. The country is controlled by the Communist Party. In a communist society, the individual's best interests are indistinguishable from the society's best interest. China doesn't tolerate anyone trying to exercise their right of Freedom of Speech. Punishments for violating Freedom of Speech laws are being imprisoned and detained. This is Zhang Yuhui, he was imprisoned for
ten years for an uncensored edition of a Chinese
newspaper. A reporter named Feng Zhaoxia has his story about how he was treated by the Chinese government because of Freedom of Speech violations. http://cpj.org/killed/2001/feng-zhaoxia.php Saudi Arabia's type of government is a Monarchy based on Islam beliefs. The government is headed by a king and his council of ministers. Iran is a Theocratic Islamic Republic government.

Freedom of speech does not exist in Iran.

2009 election Protest "Citizens of the PRC have freedom of speech, publication, assembly, procession, and demonstration." Anything that is seen as blasphemy to Islam can result in punishment People who are accused of blasphemy can be tortured, subject to cruel and degrading punishment, or even execution. Fouad al-Farhan, a blogger, wrote about political prisoners in Saudi Arabia. North Korea's form of government is Communist. The country is ran by a president and The Central People's Committee. http://www.koreanhistoryproject.org/Jta/Kr/KrGOV0.htm In the North Korean constitution there are clauses allowing freedom of speech, but other clauses take precedence over them. A government building in Pyongyang, North Korea. http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/57410000/jp_57410718_northkoeangovernmentoffices,centralpyongyang.jpg North Korean government controls just about every kind of information that's in its country. WHY SHOULD FREEDOM OF SPEECH MATTER TO US? If we didn't have freedom of speech we wouldn't be able to speak out for what we believe is right and best for ourselves and our country. BIBLIOGRAPHY THE END CREATED BY: DALLIN BROOKS & COOPER LOW A4 ENGLISH http://bit.ly/qZeQM0 Afghanistan is on of the most deadly countries for journalists.
Story of Zakia Zaki Afghanistan is run by an Islamic Republic Government.
On paper Afghanistan has freedom of speech, but there are many stories of people being beaten, robbed, tortured, and murdered. http://www.rsf.org/russia-independent-journalist-stabbed-to-13-07-2012,43028.html
http://www.indexmundi.com/afghanistan/government_profile.html http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/01/22/iraq-intensifying-crackdown-free-speech-protests
http://freespeechfreepress.wordpress.com/saudi-arabia/ Atlas of Human Rights by: Andrew Fagan
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