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a civil right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution

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PARIS, March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Reporters Without Borders will launch the first International Online Free Expression Day under UNESCO's patronage on 12 March, when it will also organise its second "24-hour online demo against Internet censorship," urging Internet users to come and demonstrate on its website, http://www.
Modern people need to look closely at religion and find a way to define morality apart from it if we are to develop universal norms that prevent free expression from becoming a cause for violence.
While trying to uphold the ideals of free expression, the media should be sensitive in reporting on culturally sensitive issues, they said.
The logic of persecution; free expression and the McCarthy era.
Award for free expression, in honor of his First Amendment work.
However, we believe that this defense reaches far beyond blocking spam and into blocking free expression.
He was recently elected president of the PEN American Center, an association of literary writers and editors with a mission to advance literature, promote a culture of reading and defend free expression.
But the recent decision by the game's owner, Electronic Arts, to terminate Ludlow's account has set off a debate over free expression and ethics in the online world that is reverberating in the real one.
Jones, noting the high court's ruling, concluded that the Scouts' free expression rights "are at odds with values requiring tolerance and inclusion in the public realm.
The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) is urging members of the book and library communities to contact their congressional representatives in support of an amendment that cuts off Justice Department funding for searches of bookstore and library records under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act.
In addition to unspecified damages, the suit sought a judicial declaration that the pro-lifer's constitutional rights of free expression and peaceable assembly had been violated, and an injunction barfing PPCT from denying pro-lifers future access to the library.
These extraordinary citizens who "by dissenting when it was unpopular or dangerous" preserved "the precious right of free expression for the next century's dissenters" include Paul Robeson, Walter Bergman, John Lewis, Rev.
The objections had nothing to do with the cherished right of free speech and free expression.
The editors point out that the Declaration has a truly universal ambit in that it addressed a wide range of human rights issues ranging, on the one hand, from a familiar concern with civil and political fights (such as the right to vote, the right to free expression and the right to legal representation in criminal cases) to social, cultural and economic rights (such as the right to an adequate standard of living, education, health care and income protection).
Coun Hemming said: 'Article three of part two of the Human Rights Act lays down the right to free elections by secret ballot under conditions which will ensure free expression of the opinion of the people in the choice of the legislature.