Freedom of Expression and Religion

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Freedom of speech, or the freedom of expression, is recognized in international and regional human rights law. If a nation identifies with freedom of speech then it is without censorship or limitation.


The civil rights movement in America between 1955 and 1968 aimed to abolish racial discrimination against African Americans. New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 U.S. 254 (1964) was a United States Supreme Court case that established the actual malice standard, actual malice being a standard that has to be met to determine whether a press report can be concluded as being libel or defamation of character has occurred. On March 29, 1960, the New York Times printed a full page entitled "Heed Their Rising Voices", carried a full-page advertisement titled "Heed Their Rising Voices". The advertisement was an appeal for funds to defend the civil rights movement’s leader Martin Luther King. The advert detailed some of the actions taken against the peaceful protestors including the following quote;
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