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
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.