Freedom of Speech
Freedom of speech is considered one of the most primary civil rights for societies. Therefore it is also considered that people should be able to speak their mind anytime and any place. On the other hand, with freedom of speech along comes responsibility, therefore the absolute freedom of expression is almost impossible.
When we hear the expression – free speech – we are not talking about a physical asset but about rules, respect, and equality implemented by human agreements1. Usually free speech or freedom of expression is combined by matters of social convention and law. In some cases these matters line up with one another, in some cases they conflict. Therefore, it can be said that “no society has yet existed where speech has not been interfered with to some extent2.” This is also the point of this thesis – to emphasize that there is freedom of speech, but only to some extent, therefore there is no absolute freedom of speech. And also that freedom of speech should be allowed not restricted, but only to the extent where it does not harm, offend or hurt other people and other societies.
For that reason it can also be said that free speech is one of the most dangerous rights a society have, because free speech has the power to express a person’s dissatisfaction towards any subject, person or state and a desire to change it or talk about it in an intolerable manner.…