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Unformatted text preview: Freedom of Speech 08/02/2007 07:02:00 Example of restrictions of freedom of speech Passion of the Christ o A subject that had not been mainstream in the media o Restrictions on religious beliefs by mainstream society Societal restriction Religious or non religious Sexual Conduct o Societal and governmental Snickers kiss ad during the Super Bowl People say it as homophobic Free Speech Zones o Governmental Permits for public demonstrations o Governmental Patriot Act and speaking out in courtrooms o Governmental Enemy Combatants w/o civil right or habeas corpus o Governmental Political o Governmental (?) or Social (?) Pressure put by radical groups or pressure by cultural groups o Societal plus governmental Restrictions on written o Societal Censorship or restriction on certain spoken words o Governmental Broadcasting o Governmental Which is worse societal restrictions or governmental restrictions? Government o More severe course o Power o Lack of alternatives o Consequences Jail Money Death Societal o Everyday/everywhere o More people o Society source of restriction o No boundaries o Even private conversations are influenced o You can suffer more from the consequences of government because youll be judged by society (?) Defamation freedom of expression vs. reputation Media ethics come in during societal restrictions First Amendment comes into play with governmental restrictions Both societal and governmental restrictions go hand in hand As communicators, do we self-sensor ourselves? Theres a differnce between what you can say and what you have a right to say o Most of the restrictions we put on ourselves 08/02/2007 07:02:00 From Defamation grew invasion of privacy Disclosure of private facts o Telling about a private individuals sexuality that they wanted kept private False light o Half truth o People many times cry defamation when false light is involved o Used as a lesser standard of defamation Facts put in a false spin to change an impression Publicizing only a portion of a statement for a principle that contradicts the actual statement that was given Intrusion upon conclusion o Its intrusion if you are in a place that is expected to be complete and total privacy Miss appropriation o The use of likeness of someone in order to sell a certain product however with out paying them or obtaining a release All these things happen because they are news worthy when something is news worthy you loose your privacy MacKenzie Green Prior Restraint Time, Place, and Manner restriction...
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