What is Freedom of Speech?

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What is Freedom of Speech?
Just kidding Simmonds…
WHAT IS FREEDOM OF
SPEECH?
Abdul, Katie, Martha, and Sabrina
AGENDA
The definition
Its significance in Journalism
Its journalistic evolution
Speech vs. Expression
Free, yet restrained
International Scale
Media’s influence on said freedom
Conclusion
DEFINITION
News media not subject to censorship by government
Government has no right to control/block what the press
intends to publish
IMPORTANCE
(FREEDOM OF THE PRESS)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHFxtI0WBOA
 Freedom of the press
Voices need to be heard
 Freedom on all sides
Code of Ethics
HISTORY
Socrates
399BC
Martin Luther King Jr.
1789
Jean Paul-Marat
1963
Theo van Gogh
2002
Isioma Daniel
2004
2009
Grant v Torstar
Corp
SPEECH VS. EXPRESSION
Freedom of Speech
To have the freedom to
voice an opinion without
it being an issue
-Ability say what we want,
when we want
Freedom of Expression
Different level of freedom of
speech
-Hate crimes and Hate speech
“However, this freedom of expression cannot be
unlimited. The dark side of the internet cannot be
ignored and public expression of views has
consequences.”
FREEDOM NOT FREE?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCA8S8v3aOQ
Issue for many journalists
Protected – Code of Ethics
Journalistic temptation to go against the ethics
 Journalists – free expression activists
Injustice, oppression, exploitation
Example…
INTERNATIONAL
 Some people believe some stories that can impact
 Journalists can be themselves on the media

The audience enjoys limited power through a feedback loop in repeating the
narrative of the supposed influencer.
MEDIA’S INFLUENCE
 In China editors and journalists find ways to get news past the
censors.
 The government restricts the social network like Facebook, twitter
where these sites could help journalists to publish their news.
 Press restrictions in Egypt is increasingly restricted by laws
 Every day journalists and the media find themselves at risk across
the world.
CONCLUSION
Definition
Importance
Development
Different than expression?
Freedom not free?
International scale – all on the same page globally
Media’s influence
SOURCES
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCA8S8v3aOQ
http://kulmakivi.ninmg.com/page/learning-module-1-freedom-of
http://www.kabobfest.com/2012/05/influence-and-freedom.html
http://www.theparliament.com/latest-news/article/newsarticle/press-freedom-around-the-world-underattack/#.Uk4JMIafgdc
http://www.theguardian.com/media/2006/feb/05/religion.news
http://www.iposgoode.ca/2011/11/digital-media-freedom-of-expression-and-the-evolution-of-journalism/
http://scc.lexum.org/decisia-scc-csc/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/7837/index.do
http://www.historynet.com/martin-luther-king-jr
http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Jean-Paul_Marat.html
https://socs.civicus.org/?p=3854
https://iheu.org/story/safety-journalists-and-freedom-press
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