Our motherland is everything for us and no matter how far we are from our motherland, we feel connected to our country emotionally as well as spiritually. We enjoy and celebrate the achievements and developments of our country with pride. Whenever we notice any positive development or urbanization, we feel proud to be the part of our country.
When we have the right to celebrate the achievements of our country, we also have the right to criticize the negative development and unethical activities. As the citizen of our country we have the right to vote and elect the person who we trust for the welfare of common public and the country. Any country is represented by its people and every citizen is crucial and important as we all unite together and establish a wonderful nation.
When we notice that our politicians are doing something really great for our country, we reward them by reelecting them in coming elections, we make them our favorite leader and we often spread there songs of victory to our friends and society . The political leaders are answerable to us, there accountability and there behavior depends on there actions.
We people are also bound by rules and regulations, law and order should be applicable for everyone. Law and order is impartial and genuine, the culprit gets punishment and the innocent gets rewards. Well things should be under control of law and we all have to work positively for the progress of our nation.
But things become artificial when the law and order favors the influential and powerful people, besides committing thousands of mistakes the powerful culprits are not punished and on the other hand the common man is punished every single second for his one mistake.
Thousands of cases of powerful businessmen and politicians are pending and files are closed with the token of money but still the common man has no right to raise his voice against corruption.
...FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
‘Freedom of expression’ is an amalgamation of several concepts and rights that includes freedom of speech and choice of what a person is allowed to say, do, hear, feel or express. If we break down the words and analyse them from their core, the simple meaning according to various dictionaries of freedom is ‘the power to determine action without restraint’ or ‘exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc’ this implies that freedom is liberty without constraints, whereas expression is nothing but the act of putting forth things in words or describing or expressing current emotions through multiple means at different levels, for example spiritual, mental, physical or social.
Since we are discussing ‘Freedom of expression’ in regard to social media and in specifics to social networking websites like Facebook and Wikileaks who assimilate multimillion threads of information and personal data every day, what they do with it and how it can affect various functional groups in the society like the (3 tier spread):
Freedom of speech is not generally seen as an absolute right, but a prudential right. An absolute right is a right that cannot be interfered of overridden, no matter what the public interest in doing so may be. Keeping the...
...Freedom of Speech and expression means the right to express one's own convictions and opinions freely by words of mouth, writing, printing, pictures or any other mode. The freedom of speech is regarded as the first condition of liberty. Accepted that the right to freedom of speech is the essence of free society and it must be safeguarded at all time. Liberty to express opinions and ideas without hindrance, and especially without fear of punishment plays significant role in the development of that particular society and ultimately for that state. The freedom of expression includes all forms of art including cartoon, media-print and electronic etc.. The freedom of speech and expression do not confer an absolute right to express one's thoughts freely. Clause (2) of Article 19 of the Indian Constitution enables the legislature to impose certain restrictions on free speech such as security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, public order, decency and morality, contempt of court, defamation, incitement to an offence, and sovereignty and integrity of India. Freedom of speech and expression are guaranteed not only by the constitution or statutes of various states but also by various international conventions like Universal Declaration of Human Rights, European convention on Human Rights and fundamental...
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ICT Act and freedom of expression
Bangladesh is going to be the next hub of Internet outsourcing for the developed world and the young generations are preparing themselves for that. The related law also should be updated accordingly to promote education and internet business, writes M S Siddiqui
The free flow of information, which nowadays depends heavily on the information and communication technology (ICT), promotes economic and social development. There are both uses and abuses of the ICT. Everybody feels the necessity of a guideline and related laws for prevention of ICT-related crimes.
Since the 1970s, there has been a growing consensus that existing laws covering the variety of crimes that can be committed using a computer either do not cover some computer abuses or are not clear enough to discourage computer-based crimes or do not ensure expeditious prosecution. Computer-based crimes are in general committed by individuals. Organised criminal groups are also active in this area.
Over the past 50 years, various solutions have been discussed and developed to address the issue of cybercrime. The topic remains very challenging, because the technology is constantly developing and the methods used to commit cybercrime are also changing. In 2002, the Commonwealth...
...pitched itself, communist or capitalist" (Prague spring and uprising 1968).
Though, many would agree that enduring the pain is the key to freedom. But for how long can you seal your lips when you know you are being wronged? Unlimited patience is not a virtue that most humans can withstand. The anger would keep building inside you until you reach your limit of patience and burst. The feeling of anger and revenge can lead to individual taking innumerous regrettable steps. History sheds light on the French Revolution which is looked at as, by many, an event which was won by the revolution yet the humanity lost at that very instance. It was the bloodiest shift from monarchy to democracy where every leader was beheaded on the guillotine by the poor and oppressed factions of society. Hundreds of innocent men were killed. To prevent such situations from arising people should be given a chance to express their feelings right from the beginning and planned protests should be carried out to promote amongst the people a sense of freedom of expression. Knowing one has a safety valve to vent the steam a build-up of pressure and a violent outburst is unlikely to occur. Dictatorships where protests are banned are overthrown through revolutions whereas democracies evolve overtime where individuals have freedom of expression and freedom to vote.
However there are exceptions to this...
...Amendment I of the United States Constitution states, "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances" ("Bill"). Many Americans believe that online content should be regulated. However, internet censorship violates our rights to freedom ofexpression, association, speech, and press. The U.S. Constitution protects those rights, and as Americans we should make sure to hold on to them at any cost. Government regulation of the Internet would threaten its very existence. In addition, if an attempt to censor the Internet was made, the system would be so problematic and error-prone that it would most likely fail.
On February 1, 1996 the U.S. Congress enacted the Communications Decency Act. This act created criminal penalties for the "knowing" transmission over the Internet of material considered "indecent to minors." These provisions also made it a crime to make any computer network transmission with the intent to "annoy" or "harass" the recipient, and extended a criminal ban on discussing abortion devices and procedures to computer network communications ("Overview"). This was, in essence, a bill designed to censor the Internet. In response, several organizations were assembled to protest the act....
...Freedom of Speech and Expression and Journalism
Problems faced in the industry, and the solutions and guidelines to the problem.
A report done by Ooi K.L Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
*Note: This is an undergraduate individual assignment report. It might not be the best report, yet it is still referable for other undergraduates who are doing the same subject area. ** This assignment was done for the subject UAMG 3063 - Communication Law in the third year of Degree in Public Relations under the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Freedom of Speech and Expression and Journalism Journalism is a difficult profession in Malaysia and they face impediments peculiar to the society (Radhakrishnan 2010). Radhakrishnan says in his report that journalish has an honorable objective which is the circulation and dissemination of information including news, comment and opinion as well as entertainment. He also states that journalists should be borne in mind that in order to enjoy to status of a profession, the practitioners are expected at all times to conduct themselves in an ethical manner upholding the best tradition of the profession The role of journalism in a democratic society needs special mention. It is a necessary and essential prerequisite for democracy to survive. It acts as the fourth estate and it is also the essential watchdog over the conduct of the government (Radhakrishnan...
...Limitations of Freedom of ExpressionFreedom of Expression
One of the significant features of a democratic country is the existence of civil rights being exercised by the citizens. These rights include the freedom of speech. The freedom of the people to voice out their opinion on a particular issue is necessary in shaping the society and in forming policies that would govern them. In addition,freedom of expression is the means by which the government will know the need and grievances of the people. At the same time, the people’s exercise of expressing will ease the flow of information and intensify communication.
The right to exercise the freedom of expression has been inculcated not only in the common law but also on the Constitution. Under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom, everyone has the right to “freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication” (R. v. Guignard,  1 S.C.R. 472). In addition, the freedom of expression has been bestowed upon citizens during the early existence. It has been realized that right of the people to speak their minds can effectively help the governors in governing the people. Furthermore, liberty in a democratic country is...
TITLE : Freedom of Expression in Malaysia & Indonesia
DUE DATE : 11th November 2014
LECTURER : Ong Tze Chin
SESSION : August 2014
GROUP MEMBERS : Shane Shukri J14014887
Nigel Loo J12011374
Aniss Amyra J14014152
Shalini Kaishnair J14014707
Gouthaam Vijayan J14014862
Table of Content
Malaysia’s Post General Election Rally 5
Freedom Of Expression within Indonesia 6
Malaysia Film Censorship 7
Indonesia Film Censorship 8
Indonesia’s May Day Rally 9-10
Florence Shihombing Case 10-11
Cowhead Protest 12-13