Defenders Of Free Speech Call For Censorship

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”

? Benjamin Franklin

” We have a responsibility … to provide a rationally based and balanced service of news which will enable adult people to make basic judgements about public policy in their capacity as voting citizens of a democracy… We have to add to this basic supply of news a service of contextual comment which will give understanding as well as information… The moral responsibility of the broadcaster here is not simply to keep the ring open for all opinion, but to see that everybody has a chance to appear in it. ”

– Sir Charles Curran, former BBC Director-General, in a speech to the Edinburgh broadcasting Conference, 1971.

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“To suppress free speech is a double wrong. It violates the rights of the hearer as well as those of the speaker. It is just as criminal to rob a man of his right to speak and hear as it would be to rob him of his money.”

– Frederick Douglass

“All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions.”

– George Bernard Shaw

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