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. Human rights are fundamental rights and freedoms that every individual is entitled to, simply by virtue of being human. These rights are inherent, universal, and inalienable, meaning they cannot be taken away or forfeited. Human rights encompass a wide range of civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights that are recognized and protected by international law and treaties, as well as by national constitutions and laws.

Human Rights

  • Right to life: Every person has the right to life and security of person.
  • Freedom from torture and inhumane treatment: Individuals have the right to be free from torture, cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.
  • Freedom of expression: People have the right to express their opinions, beliefs, and thoughts freely, without censorship or fear of retaliation.
  • Right to education: Everyone has the right to education, which should be free, compulsory, and of good quality.
  • Right to work: Individuals have the right to work in just and favorable conditions, with equal pay for equal work.
  • Freedom of religion: People have the right to practice any religion or belief of their choice, or none at all, without interference or discrimination.
  • Right to health: Every person has the right to the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health.

Examples:

  • Protection from government censorship: Governments are generally prohibited from censoring or restricting speech except in specific circumstances, such as when it directly incites violence, constitutes hate speech, or poses a clear and imminent danger to national security.
  • Freedom of the press: Freedom of speech extends to the media, allowing journalists and media organizations to report news and express opinions without undue interference or censorship from the government.
  • Protection of unpopular or controversial speech: Freedom of speech includes the protection of speech that may be offensive, controversial, or unpopular, as long as it does not directly harm others or incite violence.

. Freedom of speech, also known as freedom of expression, is a fundamental human right that allows individuals to express their opinions, thoughts, beliefs, and ideas without fear of censorship, restraint, or retaliation from the government or other individuals. It encompasses various forms of expression, including spoken words, written words, artistic expression, symbolic expression, and non-verbal communication.

Freedom of speech

  • North Korea is notorious for its strict control over information and media. The government tightly regulates all forms of communication and prohibits any criticism of the regime. Access to foreign media is heavily restricted, and those caught accessing or distributing unauthorized information face severe punishment.

North Korea

  • While Russia technically guarantees freedom of speech in its constitution, the government has increasingly cracked down on independent media outlets, journalists, and political dissent. Laws have been enacted to restrict online content and suppress opposition voices, leading to a shrinking space for free expression.

Russia

  • Freedom of speech is crucial in our lives because it empowers individuals to express their thoughts, beliefs, and opinions without fear of censorship or retribution. It fosters open dialogue, encourages critical thinking, and promotes the exchange of ideas, ultimately contributing to the advancement of society. Without freedom of speech, our ability to challenge injustice, advocate for change, and participate in democratic processes would be severely compromised. It is a fundamental human right that underpins all other liberties and is essential for the flourishing of free and democratic societies.
  • As every other human rights we have the right to that and we shall stand for it and never ever gice someone the chance to take it from us.

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