Exactly how far to censorship reach in The Bahamas?
casuist – ( kazh-oo-ist )
An oversubtle or disingenuous reasoner, especially in questions of morality.
The suppression or prohibition of any parts of books, films, news, etc. that are considered obscene, politically unacceptable, or a threat to security. – Source: Google Search
Pros of Censorship:
Cenorship can help avoid panic
Can help to avoid the spread of fake news
Censorship can keep the local population under control
Politically correct behavior is encouraged
Protection of sensitive information
The current system can be sustained
Censorship can make sense in the context of patents
Lower level of conflict between the general public
Censorship can make sense to protect our children
Social media censorship can help to protect users
Cons of Censorship:
Censorship takes away a significant level of freedom from people
Religion is often misused to promote censorship
May lead to a flawed perception of reality
People will often have a quite narrow horizon
Education may suffer due to censorship
May conflict with human rights
Censorship can lead to the discrimination of minorities
Can also be harmful in an economic context
Spread of information is slowed down
Can slow down technological progress
Small elites can govern a country
Censorship can adversely affect the values of a society
Freedom of speech is confined
Tensions between countries
Censorship can lead to unpleasant political outcomes
International trade may suffer from censorship
Censorship can be used for political goals and manipulation
Opponents claim that there is no need for censorship at all
Censorship can be cost-intensive
(1) Except with his consent, no person shall be hindered in the enjoyment of his freedom of expression, and for the purposes of this Article the said freedom includes freedom to hold opinions, to receive and impart ideas and information without interference, and freedom from interference with his correspondence.
(2) Nothing contained in or done under the authority of any law shall be held to be inconsistent with or in contravention of this Article to the extent that the law in question makes provision- (a) which is reasonably required- (i) in the interests of defence, public safety, public order, public morality or public health; or
(ii) for the purposes of protecting the rights, reputations and freedoms of other persons, preventing the disclosure of information received in confidence, maintaining the authority and independence of the courts, or regulating telephony, telegraphy, posts, wireless broadcasting, television, public exhibitions or public entertainment; or
(b) which imposes restrictions upon persons holding office under the Crown or upon members of a disciplined force, and except so far as that provision or, as the case may be, the thing done under the authority thereof is shown not to be reasonably justifiable in a democratic society. – Source: The Consititution of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Chapter 3, Section 23.
Should Censorship exist?
Who has the right to regulate it?
What does The Bahamian Constitution say?
What is Electronic Communications and Transactions act?
Where does URCA fit into all this?
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