Is freedom of speech necessary for a vibrant democracy?

  • A rhetoric question...

    Of course, it is. Freedom of speech (FOS hereafter) is the core of a democratic society in that it ensures the well being of citizens and therefore encourages them to share what they think about anything or of anybody frankly and without any reservations. However, FOS itself is not enough in the way to ensuring a democratic society. A good quality of education in all domains of a society is also an inevitable part of a democratic state, which is believed to instill critical thinking skills and international ethical/moral values on students. These, of course, must be based on rational and humanistic values rather than religious dogmas or fanatic fascist ideas or ideologies. Hope the best for all oppressed peoples all over the world...

  • It's human right

    The values of freedom, respect for human rights and the principle of holding periodic and genuine elections by universal suffrage are essential elements of democracy. In turn, democracy provides the natural environment for the protection and effective realization of human rights. These values are embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and further developed in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights which enshrines a host of political rights and civil liberties underpinning meaningful democracies.

  • Elections lead to democracy by freedom of speech

    Freedom of speech is a necessary factor in the democracy world. The word democracy itself means: A system of government by the whole population or all the eligible members of a state, typically through elected representatives; while the word election means: The right or ability to make a choice, thus the freedom of expression.

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