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Freedom, and limits, of expression
Dieudonné M' BALA M' BALA M' BALA, and Ahmed MOUALEK (President of the association "La Banlieue S' parle"), will appear in person at the hearing of the Paris Criminal Court, 7th Chamber, on 19 October 2012. While the very foundations of "freedom of expression" are debated, both in France and across the Atlantic, these two protagonists are accused of insulting and provoking racial discrimination for having parodyed a song by Annie Cordy in reference to the ShoAhnanas. Although France is known for its laws in favour of freedom of expression, it will be for the Tribunal to assess its scope and nobility in the light of an unfortunate precedent, the Faurisson case, and the humorist's condemnation of "incitement to discrimination, hatred or racial or religious violence". It should be remembered that this fundamental freedom is the freedom of opinion and expression, to say or do what he or she sees fit, in a newspaper or on stage, subject to being held accountable before the courts in the event of defamation or slander. Slander and defamation being there too, the restrictions imposed on the notion of freedom of expression for all public speech, as well as on incitement to hatred and murder. Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression, except for censorship and even denial (penally reprehensible), This includes the right not to be worried about one's opinions and the right to seek, receive and impart information and ideas by any means of expression, regardless of frontiers. » Indeed, is this freedom not one of the most precious human rights? The latter may therefore speak, write and print freely, unless he is held liable for abuse in cases determined by law. However, certain restrictions established by law are considered necessary to respect the public order, rights and reputation of others.
Special case: the apology of terrorism, more harshly sanctioned since the law of November 2014 on the fight against terrorism. The text, which has recently been implemented, stipulates that statements in support of terrorism, which were previously covered by the 1881 Press Act, are subject to a specific offence: now sentenced to immediate appearance, the penalties incurred are increased, and is regarded as aggravating the fact that these statements are made on the Internet. The same law also introduced the possibility of administrative blocking - i. e. without prior approval by a judge - of jihadist propaganda sites, a measure strongly denounced by freedom of expression defenders. Law Firm DAMY-Update 2016