Posts Tagged ‘freedom of expression’

Quote of the day, Sept. 1

September 1, 2017

Judge Murray Gurfein, on press freedom (1971)

“A cantankerous press, an obstinate press, a ubiquitous press must be suffered by those in authority in order to preserve the even greater values of freedom of expression and the right of the people to know.”

Quote of the day, Dec. 15

December 15, 2014

First Amendment to U.S. Constitution (ratified Dec. 15, 1791)

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Quote of the day, April 10

April 10, 2012

Corazon Aquino, on freedom of expression

“Freedom of expression—in particular, freedom of the press—guarantees popular participation in the decisions and actions of government, and popular participation is the essence of our democracy.”

Recent free expression news

January 6, 2012

Here are some recent articles and commentaries about freedom of expression: (more…)

Quote of the day, Dec. 25

December 24, 2011

Liu Xiaobo, on freedom of expression

“Freedom of expression is the foundation of human rights, the source of humanity, and the mother of truth.”


Quote of the day, Dec. 8

December 8, 2011

Amy Tan, on freedom of expression

“I was intelligent enough to make up my own mind. (more…)

Quote of the day, Oct. 17

October 16, 2011

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

“Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference. (more…)

Quote of the Day, Oct. 16

October 15, 2011

Lord Hunt, on freedom of the press

“Throughout my political life I have fought for freedom of expression; and a free press is the distinctive and indispensable hallmark of any truly free, civilised society. (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 28

August 24, 2011

Salman Rushdie, on freedom of expression

“What is freedom of expression? (more…)

Quote of the day, Aug. 17

August 16, 2010

Murray Gurfein, on security and free expression (1971)

“The security of the Nation is not at the ramparts alone. Security also lies in the value of our free institutions. (more…)