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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Curbing free speech can't stem hatred

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Free speech vs hate speech The right of free speech, a central pillar of democracy and a free society, cannot be regulated with taboos and no-go areas, otherwise speech would no longer be free. Once the principle of control was established there would be no end to it. Freedom of speech is a cherished right, best safeguarded from erosion by common sense ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1049806/curbing-free-speech-cant-stem-hatred
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Free speech has to involve more than just blindly following pan-democrats

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 05:50pm by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani Michael Chugani says freedom of speech needs to involve more than just blindly siding with the democrats to slate the government Free to change? Friends say I have changed. ... I now use my free speech rights more evenly. In Hong Kong, anyone who does that is open to smears. Free speech has come to mean always siding with the democracy camp to demonise our own ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1368611/free-speech-has-involve-more-just-blindly-following-pan
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Anti-mainlander protest a reminder of the limits of free speech

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 06:47pm by Cliff Buddle

    ... The harassment of mainland tourists during a protest in Kowloon this month has been widely condemned- and rightly so. Demonstrators in what was styled as an "anti-locust" march targeted shoppers in Tsim Sha Tsui, shouting insults and chanting sl ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1435562/anti-mainlander-protest-reminder-limits-free-speech
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    No cause to ban broadcasters from responsible exercise of free speech

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 05:06am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Responsibility of free speech Unlike newspapers, which carry unfettered editorial opinion on issues of public importance, television and radio stations in Hong Kong are subject to codes of practice in the broadcasting ordinance and are less vocal about their stance. That helps explain why an ATV Focus commentary in September last year, seen as an attack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1393453/no-cause-ban-broadcasters-responsible-exercise-free-speech
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Hong Kong needs to balance free speech and privacy

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Balance privacy and free speech Privacy and freedom of speech are not absolute rights, as we may be reminded when they come into conflict. The privacy watchdog has moved ... should be restricting access to publicly available information. The question is how to strike a balance between protection of privacy and the free flow of information fundamental to Hong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1300503/hong-kong-needs-balance-free-speech-and-privacy
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Free speech and homophobia

    Posted Aug 08th 2013, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... Jason Wordie Jason Wordie tells how he witnessed first-hand 'free speech' being used by Christian fundamentalists to stir up prejudices such as homophobia Do no harm ... guaranteed rights to free speech. In secular societies based on rule of law, such as Hong Kong, freely swinging one's arms about- literally or metaphorically- is a guaranteed right. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1295109/free-speech-and-homophobia
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With free speech comes responsibility

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... SCMP Editorial Is tragic hoax free speech? April Fools' day jokes aside, on-air pranks set Australian radio broadcasting apart from Hong Kong's. In cut-throat ratings wars, ... of speech", which means not to harm others irresponsibly. The station's claim that it did not breach the code in airing the recording is debatable, given that it did not have the consent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1103223/free-speech-comes-responsibility
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A good lesson in Hong Kong on the value of free speech

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... in the water. It seems Hong Kong has become the new Land of the Free. Mike Rowse is managing director of Stanton Chase International and an adjunct professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. His ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1287752/good-lesson-hong-kong-value-free-speech
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Rebut, yet don't chill free speech

    Posted Feb 09th 2013, 12:00am

    ... SCMP Editorial Rebut, yet don't chill free speech Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has demanded through his lawyers that a newspaper retract an article which he says defamed him. This has prompted demands that, instead, Leung should withdraw the lawyer's letter. Leung has said that while he has always respected freedom of speech and of the press, the article contained ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1146403/rebut-yet-dont-chill-free-speech
  10. Comment - Letters

    Freedom of speech still cherished and protected in SAR

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Wong and Pierce Lam that those who protested against national education are not guilty of any wrongdoing and were merely exercising their right to free speech. Whatever views or opposition Beijing loyalists like Mr Chan and Ms Sze may have towards free speech, speaking out against the inappropriate brainwashing of pupils is a concrete example of it. Last, but not least, Mr Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1062750/freedom-speech-still-cherished-and-protected-sar

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