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MELJUN CORTES Freedom Expression

MELJUN CORTES Freedom Expression

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Published by: MELJUN CORTES, MBA,MPA on Aug 30, 2013
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Chapter 5: FREEDOM OF
EXPRESSION
MELJUN CORTES
.
 
Freedom of Expression
The right to freedom of expression is one of the most important rights for free peopleeverywhere.The First Amendment of the United StatesConstitution reads as follows:
 “Congress shall make no law respecting an
establishment of 
religion
, or prohibitingthe free exercise thereof; or abridging the
freedom of speech
, or of the press; or theright of the people peaceably toassemble, and to petition the government
 
for a redress of grievances.” 
 
 
Speech
To include the non-verbal, visual, andsymbolic forms of expression such as theburning of the flag, dance movements andhand gestures.Types of Speech that are not protected by theFirst Amendment: Obscene speech,defamation, incitement of panic, incitement
to crime, “fighting words”, and sedition
(incitement of discontent or rebellionagainst government).Two of these types of speech, Obscene speechand defamation, are particularly relevant toinformation technology.

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