Attack on free speech/expression

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Attack on free speech/expression

Postby clw_uk » Fri Oct 09, 2009 8:28 pm

Does anyone else think that this is an attack on free speech and free expression?



I personally think it is. Having a law to protect religion is the first step towards wider censorship IMO

http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2009/1 ... d-nations/


Would like to hear other peoples thoughts on this


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Re: Attack on free speech/expression

Postby Dan74 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:59 am

Firstly it's worth noting that a UN resolution is not a law. Not even close.

Secondly, we should look at the actual clauses rather than biased commentaries.

In the US there is a great fear of the UN, the biggest and most useless toothless tiger ever. The giant chair with a broken leg in front of its headquaters is sadly symbolic.

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Re: Attack on free speech/expression

Postby pink_trike » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:03 am

Dan74 wrote:Firstly it's worth noting that a UN resolution is not a law. Not even close.

Secondly, we should look at the actual clauses rather than biased commentaries.

In the US there is a great fear of the UN, the biggest and most useless toothless tiger ever. The giant chair with a broken leg in front of its headquaters is sadly symbolic.

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