What is the role of media in the freedom of speech debate?
Is Freedom of Speech relative to specific cultures?
How has freedom of speech changed in the globalized world?
Write a short editorial in answer to one of the newspapers in the handout expressing your opinion on whether ‘Freedom of Expression’ should be limited based on what happened in Paris.
Post it on your blog and share the link with me here.
300 words or less
Editorial: An editorial is one of the writing styles used to express an opinion or reaction to timely news, an event, or an issue of concern. Most editorials are used to influence readers to think or act the same way the writer does. Your argument should be strong and be backed up with accurate details that show that the opposing argument(s) contain weaknesses. You must take a side, do not waffle or be wishy-washy, stick to your argument or opinion, and be clear and forceful. Most important is organization. An editorial has little room in which to deliver its message. The structure must be well worked out and follow a logical sequence.
IB outcome: Discuss the links between the diminishing effectiveness of political borders and the flow of goods, capital, labour and ideas, and the role of one multi-governmental organization such as the European Union (EU), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and MERCOSUR (the common market of South America). Discuss the shift of power from nation state to TNCs as a result of their economic size and dominance. Compare the wealth of TNCs with that of nation states.
What are human rights? Are they easy to define? What are the basic freedoms and entitlements of every human being? How should we protect these freedoms and entitlements?
Human Rights activity.
Have you ever experienced limits on your freedom of expression (this could be in what you say, write or wear)? How did the this make you feel? Do you believe that the restrictions made sense and were fair? Share your story with someone in the class.
i.e. Article 4: No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms. In your words “No slavery of any kind”. And then some examples of where slavery exists and why it has not been stopped?