Freedom of Speech and the Press

Author: Ian C. Friedman

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438100264

Category: Freedom of speech

Page: 128

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American democracy owes much to the rights guaranteed to individuals in the U.S. Constitution and specifically in its first 10 amendments, known as the Bill of Rights. Each book in the new six-volume American Rights set provides the history of a specific right or rights, from the right to vote to the right to bear arms. The volumes begin with brief colonial history, discussing the war fought by American Revolutionaries to gain independence from Great Britain - and their opportunity to decide what rights every American should possess. Coverage also includes later and ongoing struggles by groups such as women and people of color to gain these rights - both in law and in practice. Students will learn to appreciate the value of these rights by reading of the battles fought to secure them and, in some cases, by learning of their relative rarity around the world. Graphs, maps, photographs, and box features enhance the lively and accessible narrative, calling out important details and bringing this exciting material to life. Providing a wealth of information, American Rights is a thought-provoking, must-have set perfect for the young readers of today.

Freedom of Speech and Press

Exceptions to the First Amendment

Author: Henry Cohen

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437925553

Category: Freedom of speech

Page: 36

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This report provides an overview of the major exceptions to the First Amendment ¿ of the ways that the Supreme Court has interpreted the guarantee of freedom of speech and press to provide no protection or only limited protection for some types of speech. Contents: Intro.; Obscenity; Child Pornography; Content-Based Restrictions; Non-Content-Based Restrictions; Prior Restraint; Commercial Speech; Defamation; Speech Harmful to Children; Children¿s First Amend. Rights; Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions; Incidental Restrictions; Symbolic Speech; Compelled Speech; Radio and TV; Freedom of Speech and Gov¿t. Funding; Free Speech Rights of Gov¿t. Employees and Gov¿t. Contractors; and Public Forum Doctrine.

Freedom of Speech, the Press, and Religion

The First Amendment

Author: John Rokutani

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766087271

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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The Bill of Rights is one of the most influential documents in American history. These ten amendments safeguard the basic rights that every American has. The First Amendment protects Americans’ right to speak freely, assemble peacefully, and practice their own religions, and for journalists to write any story they choose. This book delves into the history of the amendment, from its conception to its writers, why it was written, and why it is still so important today. Through clear and exciting text, explanations of the interpretation of the amendment are revealed, as well as important court cases that set its precedent. Primary source documents allow readers to examine the amendments themselves and come up with their own conclusions. Full-color and black-and-white photos help students better understand the document and its creation. Further reading and sidebars encourage students to explore the amendments further, and a glossary helps students master new vocabulary.

Freedom of Expression and the Media

Author: Merris Amos,Jackie Harrison,Lorna Woods

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9004207740

Category: Law

Page: 264

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Freedom of expression – particularly freedom of speech – is, in most Western liberal democracies, a well accepted and long established, though contested constitutional right or principle. Whilst based in ethical, rights-based and political theories such as those of: justice, the good life, personal autonomy, self determination, and welfare, as well as arrangements over legitimate government, pluralism and its limits, democracy and the extent and role of the state, there is always a lack of agreement over what precisely freedom of expression entails and how it should be applied. For the purposes of this book we are concerned with freedom of expression and the media with regard to the current application of legal standards and self-regulation to journalistic practice.

Political Debate and the Role of the Media

The Fragility of Free Speech

Author: European Audiovisual Observatory

Publisher: European Audiovisual Obsevatory

ISBN: 9287156751

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 125

View: 9647

This report is based on the discussions and presentations given at a workshop, held in June 2004, and organised by the European Audiovisual Observatory and its partner organisation, the Institute for Information Law (IViR) of the University of Amsterdam. The purpose of the workshop was to discuss various aspects of political debate and the role played by the media.

Freedom of Speech and Islam

Author: Dr Erich Kolig

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472424026

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 2457

Freedom of speech and expression is considered in the West a high public good and an important social value, underpinned by legislative and ethical norms. Its importance is not shared to the same extent by conservative and devout Muslims, who read Islamic doctrines in ways seemingly incompatible with Western notions of freedom of speech. Featuring experts across a spectrum of fields within Islamic studies, Freedom of Speech and Islam considers Islamic concepts of blasphemy, apostasy and heresy and their applicability in the modern world.

Freedom of the Press

A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution

Author: Lyrissa Barnett Lidsky,R. George Wright

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313315978

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 179

View: 4835

Provides an overview of the past, present, and possible future of the constitutional right to freedom of the press.

Principles of Publicity and Press Freedom

Author: Slavko Splichal

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742516151

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

View: 5630

This insightful book examines how the original concept of publicity has been reduced to mean the right of media to access and print information. Visit our website for sample chapters!

The First Amendment

Freedom of Speech, Religion, and the Press

Author: Leah Farish

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780894908972

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 3304

Discusses the definition and history of the First Amendment and considers present day problems regarding the rights it guarantees.