Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Noteworthy ideals...

"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."
-Article 19 of the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights; December 10th, 1948

"1. Everyone has the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association. 2. No one may be compelled to belong to an association."
-Article 20 of the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights; December 10th, 1948

"Congress shall make no laws respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievance."
-First Amendment of the United State's Bill of Rights; November 20th, 1789

"The state promotes the development of literature and art, the press, broadcasting and television undertakings, publishing and distribution services, libraries, museums, cultural centres and other cultural undertakings, that serve the people and socialism, and sponsors mass cultural activities..."
-Article 22 of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China; December 4th, 1982

"Citizens of the People's Republic of China enjoy freedom of speech, of the press, of assembly, of association, of procession and of demonstration."
-Article 35 of the Constitution of the People's Republic of China; December 4th, 1982

"1. Everyone shall be guaranteed the freedom of ideas and speech. 2. The propaganda or agitation instigating social, racial, national or religious hatred and strife shall not be allowed. The propaganda of social, racial, national, religious or linguistic supremacy shall be banned. 3. No one may be forced to express his views and convictions or to reject them. 4. Everyone shall have the right to freely look for, receive, transmit, produce and distribute information by any legal way. The list of data comprising state secrets shall be determined by a federal law. 5. The freedom of mass communication shall be guaranteed. Censorship shall be banned."
-Article 29 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation; December 12, 1993


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