Chap 6 Freedom of Speech

Chap 6 Freedom of Speech - Heather Fackelman Due: 10/01/08...

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Heather Fackelman HONP 112 W-5:30-8:00 Due: 10/01/08 “Freedom of Speech” The article “Free Speech on Internet a Basic Human Right, US Says” by Stephen Kaufman discussed the concern over a four year prison sentence delivered to Abdel Karim Suleiman, an Egyptian blogger who made remarks that were “insulting to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the Islamic faith.” The U.S State Department is concerned because freedom of speech on the internet is “part of general, basic human rights.” Though they acknowledge that religions should be respected, freedom of expression is “critical for the development of a democratic and prosperous society.” The article states that the Bush administration has discussed this with the Egyptian government and is still discussing the “restriction of flow of information on the Web.” I believe that the freedom of speech is, indeed, a basic right of all humans, to the point at which that speech is not harming or insulting anyone. If this man was defaming
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Chap 6 Freedom of Speech - Heather Fackelman Due: 10/01/08...

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