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Flashcards in Freedom of Speech Deck (17):
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What does Freedom of Speech state?

Everyone has the right to free speech in the UK

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What do people in the UK have the right to under the Freedom of Speech Act?

They have the right to disseminate information and ideas

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What is the biggest problem with regards to Freedom of Speech?

The Internet

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What has the internet caused problems with throughout the UK and world?

Hate sites, pornography and extremist opinions

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What may we not do under the Freedom of Speech Act?

Incite violence, criminal behaviour or make 'hate speeches'

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What do people have the right to do freely?

Speak freely and have public debates about politics

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What cannot the Government do even in a State of Emergency?

Prevent people from speaking freely and have debates about politics

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What can going against the Freedom of Speech Act result in?

Prison sentence

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What are people not allowed to do due to the implication of the Freedom of Speech Act?

Make public speeches of 'hate' or incite violence towards others

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In some countries what have they introduced?

State censorship

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How is Freedom of Speech protected?

Article 19 in the Declaration of Human Rights

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What does the Declaration of Human Rights State about the Freedom of Speech?

We have "the right to hold opinions without interference"

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What does everyone have the right to?

"Everyone has the right to freedom of expression"

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Do we have the right to seek information?

We have the right to seek information

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Do we have the right to give and receive information?

We have the right to give and receive information from other people

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Why are there limitations?

There are limitations as people may not seriously harm or offend others

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What does the Freedom of Speech Act cover?

Not only the spoken word but also writing, art and the internet