Video: Angela Merkel lays the limits of free speech and defines hate speech

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Article 10 of European Convention on human rights provides the right to freedom of expression, subject to certain restrictions that are “in accordance with law” and “necessary in a democratic society.” This right includes the freedom to hold opinions, and to receive and impart information and ideas, but allows restrictions for:

  • interests of national security
  • territorial integrity or public safety
  • prevention of disorder or crime
  • protection of health or morals
  • protection of the reputation or the rights of others
  • preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence
  • maintaining the authority and impartiality of the judiciary

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7 replies

  1. Academic discussions and good faith feedback and criticism should be welcome.

    Intention of the speech is very important as well and often the hate mongers reveal their intentions all too easily.

  2. Video: Angela Merkel lays the limits of free speech and defines hate speech. Use of the Bible and Qu’ran is not free speech. Both are copied from the jews scriptures. Overall control remains with the jews. Psychological influence, dangerous because it is not known by the masses. Once upon a time only the jews knew the existence of the jews scriptures. Jesus Christ crucified: exposed:> the jews scriptures now known in the Bible and Qu’ran.

  3. I’m pretty sure Angela Merkel supports Emmanual Macron on this one. Let’s not forget she marched through Paris alongside him, defending free speech, in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack.

      • How were they confused? Maybe they just believe in free speech and human rights. Sounds pretty straightforward and liberal to me.

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    German Chancellor Angela Merkel commented on the freedom of speech in Germany, denouncing “propagation of hate” and saying that such freedom has “limits,” speaking at the German Parliament in Berlin on Wednesday.

    Merkel also expressed concerns for “frictions” in society. Referring to the rise of the far-right she condemned the murder of CDU colleague Walter Luebcke in Halle in June, who was shot and stabbed at his home.

    Saying that “the people’s dignity is untouchable. And this means freedom of speech,” Merkel added that it “is not without limits. And these [limits] start where there is stirring up, where there is the propagation of hate, these [limits] start where the dignity of other people is hurt and we have to and will stand up against this in this house.”

    The German chancellor also stated that freedom of speech is not “for free.”

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