Freedom of speech and expression is a fundamental human right. Captured within the Universal Declaration of Human Rights under Article 19, it is defined as, “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without judgements, interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. ” However, the right to freedom of speech and expression is quickly becoming one of the most contested and restricted issues around the world today.
This volume showcases various perspectives and voices on the right to freedom of expression and speech, particularly around the issues of the right to seek, impart, and receive information and ideas. It explores current protests across the region and delves into the current calls for action these movements are fighting for, all whilst drawing attention to the intersectionalities between freedom of speech and how it ensures the whole range of human rights.