Problem

Restriction of freedom of expression


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Dependence on restriction of freedom of expression
Denial of right to freedom of expression
Denial of freedom of speech
Denial of right to communicate
Suppression of public debate
Nature:

Limiting freedom of expression may lead to exploitation, indoctrination, apathy, alienation and general stagnation as a result of inequality and injustice. It may serve to strengthen political dictatorship and government control or moralistic repression. Methods include censorship; the refusal of licence (where it is necessary); injunctions; damages; denial of distribution and news access; restrictive taxation, subsidies and importation laws; interference; copyright; monopoly; commercialism; scarcity of resources; curtailment by governments of access to newsprint; corruption; and public opinion. Restrictions may be exercised by the government, private firms and authorities, or by the public.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
03.12.2019 – 23:17 CET