Billions spent on weapons to kill people instead of keeping them safe.” (Ban Ki-Moon) The human rights issue addressed in this quote is one that the whole world is facing and has been facing for millennia. Poverty is the state of being poor (Meriam Webster’s Dictionary). George Henderson wrote a whole paper on what poverty is; he explains what it is like to live in poverty. He uses a lot of colorful adjectives to describe it. An example of some of the things that George Henderson says in his paper about poverty is, “Poverty is staying up all night on' cold nights to watch the fire knowing one spark on the newspaper covering the walls means you’re sleeping child dies in flames.
Mid-Exam-Assignment 1 Prepared For: Barrister M.A. Billah Prepared By: Towsif Ur Rashid 082 095 030 Law 200 Section: 2 North South University October 17, 2011 Introduction Freedom of expression is a foundation of democratic rights and freedoms. Freedom of expression is essential in establishing the democratic condition and ensuring public rights. Citizens cannot apply their right to vote successfully or take part in public decision-making if they do not have free right of entry to information and ideas and are not able to express their views freely. Freedom of expression is thus not only imperative for individual respect but also to contribution, liability and democracy.
He uses logic to set up the article and by posing the analogy “We seem to forget that kids can be as tech-savvy as Bill Gates but as gullible as Bambi,” he introduces a dimension of reasoning to shows that we live in an age of technology and that the child pornography laws are defeated when they are being used to prosecute teens instead of protecting them. The authors tone is strong and opinionated when he includes that “judges and prosecutors need to understand that a lifetime of cyber humiliation shouldn’t be ground for a lifelong real criminal record.” The article concludes with he is opinion on how the situation should be handled, by suggesting that parents should be the one to remind their teens of the potential risks of this trending epidemic. He bluntly mentions that “the criminal-justice system is too harsh of an instrument to resolve a problem that reflects more about the volatile combination of teens and technology than about some national cybercrime
This case is perfect for this question because Julian is being victimized by publicly sharing what he knows, about the privacy of civilians. If the theory of free speech was applied, then, civilians would have their privacy and the right to interact and speak about any topic with any given opinion, and no such thing as spying personal conversations would ever had happened. And even if they did happen, Julian Assange would be more than in his right to publically express his knowledge of the issue. As the journalist Oliver Stone wrote, “Julian Assange did much for free speech and is now being victimized by the abusers of that concept.” Looking at the case study above in the perspective of Julian Assange, he created that website so that everybody else would gain knowledge of what was happening inside secret agencies, government... What he did can be justified using the Kantian duty-based theories, where he did what he thought everybody had the right to know, his intention was to aware; he was altruistic in the sense that what he did was fully for the benefit of
Censorship and The First Amendment Abstract Censorship keeps obscene material out of the hands of children and keeps today’s slipping standards in appropriate music in check. Censorship keeps important military information out of enemy hands. Censorship is a violation of free speech and creates an uniformed, unsupportive citizenry. Censorship robs children of the opportunity to learn things for themselves. Censorship is not a complete violation of free speech.
Good day, My name is Kalel and my presentation is about how “Free speech does not include hate speech.” The definition of hate speech outside the law, is defined as any communication that disparages a person or a group on the basis of some characteristic such as: race, colour, wealth, gender, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, religion, or other characteristics; whereas free speech or Freedom of speech is the political right to communicate one's ideas via speech. Because "freedom" is understood as a personal freedom with limits for every individual: your freedom stops where somebody else's freedom begins. Since hate speech is a form of verbal aggression, it is seen as overstepping the limits of someone else's personal freedom, like any unwelcome act of force. The popular catchphrase of free speech defenders is a quote which reads: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it," which basically means that not everybody will agree with what you say but you have the right to say it and therefore nobody can take that right away for you. However this is a law that needs to be defended as in current times, one really needs to take care of what he/say is saying as just by simply speaking your mind at the wrong time can have serious consequences.
However, media censorship may be the only true way to protect our thoughts and mannerism. There are dispute as to whether censorship is good or bad. Nowadays, even entertainment materials are the victims of media censorship. In the internet, pornographic photos and video clips are widespread. So, the ministry of information had to trim them according to the rate of exposure and movies that are shown in cinemas are rated according to their contents too.
But, is pornography really that harmful? There are many reasons why the government is having trouble putting restrictions on pornography. As Cynthia Stark states in Social Theory and Practice," just because some find certain materials offensive is not a sufficient reason for restricting those materials." There has to be proper grounds for making such laws to prevent pornography distribution because either way you look at it, it goes against the free speech laws of the first amendment. Nadine Strossen of the ACLU had a good point when she said "the First Amendment contains no exception for sexual speech.
The internet can be a very disturbing medium. Some things on the internet are strictly for the adult audience and should not be viewed by children. The internet contains explicit information that children who access the internet, can get exposed to. In this case, censoring the internet is a capable option as it prevents this explicit information from reaching young minds. Censorship allows the government to cut certain elements that might be age- inappropriate or sensitive.
Many people argue that censorship within the media is necessary to protect vulnerable people or sensitive information. Other people say that we have a right as human’s to have freedom of speech and many people argue that censorship deprives us of this right. Media censorship may be seen as positive as it can protect young eyes from seeing pornography online, violence in games or on the television and the varying ways that drugs