First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Outdated broadcasting law should be amended

After a round of appeals, the government has finally won its case against Citizens' Radio for broadcasting without a licence. The law has been clarified, but this is no reason to celebrate.

Wednesday, 11 November, 2009, 12:00am

Ruling on doctors' adverts challenged

Medical Council launches appeal

Commercial freedom of expression lies at the lowest end of the wide spectrum of rights to freedom of speech, the Medical Council argued in the Court of Appeal yesterday.

25 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Wrong amendment

I would just like to let Lau Han-tao know (referring to Lee Wen-ho letter, South China Morning Post, April 6), it is the Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution that speaks of the right to a 'quick and speedy trial'.

11 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Taking a position that misses the point

ROSS Milburn's letter (South China Morning Post, November 17) seems to be trying to turn the justifiable public outrage over the recent 'Hitler' advert into an issue of 'freedom of speech'.

19 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Censorship law 'would not last'

CHINA warned yesterday that an amendment proposed by Democratic Party leader Martin Lee Chu-ming to drop the 'good relations' clause in the Film Censorship Ordinance might not survive after 1997 - even if it became law.

12 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

TV censorship powers under fire

LEGISLATORS yesterday strongly objected to the Government's insistence on preserving the prior censorship power contained in the Television (Amendment) Bill.

They maintained there was no pressing social need to justify the preservation of such sweeping power by the Government.

6 Mar 1993 - 12:00am