Thursday, August 9, 2007

Topic: The Freedom of Speech to Express

Anyway, it can be good for the government to restrict free speech because free speech can be led to lawlessness. For example, if every body have a rights in free speech without limitation. They will say or write gossips about some one good or bad is up to their own view even sometime that has no evident but just hearing. So who is responsible for bad that logically we always need something good? That is why the government past the law that every one has the rights to talk/reveal and express about anything but that must be true and have evident to prove why we say some one or something is bad or good that will reflects deep respect for people name and something that is pure. In other meaning, government should not restrict free speech of citizen, media, and journalist especially for a nation that hold democracy. Even sometime one particular democratic nation can be led to anarchy because of people in country has equal right and free expression in publicity; enable them to act any thing they want.
However, free speech will conduct a country get independent and get out of crisis when the ruling party is in control the country and the government treat unfair or did something bad for the society. So law maker created rights for expression their own opinion in order to correct that action and some laws that state illogically bias or unsatisfied.
Abstract as:
1. People must be able to get free information about their society and all relevant topic and actors, for instance, party programs, draft laws, government policy, judgment and all kinds of policy. Otherwise they could not freely chose their representatives; participate in the law making process by discussion.
2. They must be able to express their point of view about all these matters, to give their opinion to discuss with others and to contribute their ideas about the solution of problems of the society to the process of decision-making.
Generally, the freedom of expression is based on debate, open decision making and the free exchange of ideas, opinion and information. This freedom is essential for the development of knowledge and understanding among people that aim to promote tolerance and cooperation. . In my personal perspective for instance of reality, that is not only Mahatma Gandhi used civil disobedient to against bias or bad law but he also used civil rights in free speech to say this action or that law is bad, not satisfies that should not be respected and workable of society. Thus, it is a chance for people to express about something that is true and can correct it together from bad to good that should be respected.
Art. 41 Cambodian Constitution, “Khmer citizens shall have freedom of expression, press, publication and assembly. And Art. 19 ICCPR: 1. Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference. 2. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and import information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice,” according to Critical Legal Thinking: Human Rights, by Dr. Wilhelm Trieber, 2004. Therefore, a free flow of information is vital for a democratic society and respect human rights.
By Vutha Ponnarith


Seka said...

Hi ponnarith
What you've written in blog is good but i just wanna share some ideas that it's kind of introduction to the topic, not a really kind of abstract.According to what prof. stan has said that abstract,we must give a short explaining on how we'll write in our paper related to our topic in order to be easy for readers to know what you gonna write about the topic and give recommend or give some information related to your topic.
Thanks,hope you wont mind with this comment i've raised.

Blog.Ponnarith said...

Yes thanks you are correct! i'm going to resee that!

Stan Starygin said...

Hi Rith,

For me to comment on this, the abstract will have to be reduced to under 200 words and clarified.

I second Seka's comment.