The Importance Of Censorship In France

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The French Republic is a sovereign state comprising territory in Western Europe and several overseas territories. France has long been a global center of art, science, and philosophy. It hosts Europe's third-largest number of cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Freedom of speech is the concept of the inherent human right to voice one's opinion publicly without fear of censorship or punishment. "Speech" is not limited to public speaking and is generally taken to include other forms of expression. The right is preserved in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and is granted formal recognition by the laws of most nations. Nonetheless the degree to which the right is upheld in practice varies greatly from one nation to another. In many nations, particularly those with relatively authoritarian forms of government, overt government censorship is enforced. Censorship has also been claimed to occur in other forms and there are different approaches to issues such as hate speech, obscenity, and defamation laws even in countries seen as liberal democracies. The United Nations Universal…show more content…
Temporary progress was repeatedly followed by backlashes. In20th century when different new inventions started taking over the press media, for example; film, radio, and television, which also became subject to censorship. In Europe censorship was not only used as a way of taking control over political, intellectual and cultural development within the state, but was also used to prevent any information or ideas to go over border. On the other hand, freedom of press was promoted so that the information could be transferred over the border. State authorities took advantage of this paradox by allowing political newspapers to focus on international events instead of domestic, to distract people from national political

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