Should freedom of expression be limited in some cases?

We will read read the handout Graphic Organizer-Contrasting Views on Human Rights about  Skokie, Illinois, 1977

Consider:

  • What are the limits to Freedom of Speech?
  • What is considered hate speech?

Part 2

We will then read the sources for Paris, France 2015

Consider:

  • What is satire, and what is its purpose?
  • 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?

Part 3:

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.