Rant all you want. Tell us what pisses you off! But do keep away rom slander, libel, defamation and lying. No personal attacks, please. Questioning of those in authority, whether government or public office is acceptable. No dragging one’s private life into this domain. Swearing and cussing may be deleted. Some comments may be deleted, if they border on those mentioned above. But mostly, you will be free to express yourselves. But while you’re ranting and raving, learn something as well.
What is freedom of expression?
Freedom of speech is the concept of the inherent human right to voice one’s opinion publicly without fear of censorship or punishment. “Speech” is not limited to public speaking and is generally taken to include other forms of expression. (Wikipedia).
For questions and answers on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, see HERE. ; where the right to freedom of expression is a basic human right. But to me, it is a birth right. Which other living organism can speak so eloquently in words?
Ok, there are others way of speaking, like body language or that the eyes are the windows to the soul, or you are what you eat (?). But let’s keep this for another day.
Today, look at the Southeast Press Alliance based in Bangkok, Thailand, which advocates for Free Speech in this region.
The right to free speech has also been campaigned globally. Cath up with them @ ARTICLE 19.
Of yes, we should not also forget, there’s something called the Centre for Independent Journalism in Malaysia, and an online petition for the FREEDOM of INFORMATION ACT – the opposite of the OSA (official secrets act). Once we have this, sorry-lah for corrupt politicians out there!
So, welcome to the free speech zone. The only prisons are those you built in your minds.
Picture @ bRight & early.