FREEDOM OF SPEECH VS HATE SPEECH IN DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY

Kochoska, Jasminka (2017) FREEDOM OF SPEECH VS HATE SPEECH IN DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY. Teacher - International Journal of Education, 13. pp. 12-17. ISSN 1857-8888

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Abstract

Nowadays, when we talk about democracy and civil society, it is simply impossible to imagine it without freedom of speech and expression. The right of the human to express any thought in any manner is of great importance to the democratic society. Speech is used to express thoughts and opinions. When people face limitations in speech, they face limitations in thoughts. Certain ideas cannot reach their minds because they do not know about their existence. Freedom of speech is often considered as liberty and primary principle of a fullfledged society. It’s an individual right, which is to be available to everyone. Freedom of speech takes special place in democratic countries. Freedom is an integral part of democratic society and in this case it is considered as a positive right, but it does not exist in its absolute form all the time. There are certain restrictions on the freedom of speech and expression, especially when it crosses the border into hate speech. The theme of this paper is just for distinguishing the moment of crossing the border in free expression. Also, since we are living in a democratic society, we should behave that way. Therefore, it is necessary to recognize and avoid hate speech, to behave responsibly, with dignity and with respect for anyone who is different from us, in any sense.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Social Sciences > Educational sciences
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Humanities > Other humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Mr Josif Petrovski
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2018 10:41
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2018 10:41
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/960

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