What you see could be controlled
by JRajotte on March 16, 2015 - 9:09pm
Recently freedom of expression and press has been limited worldwide. Russia has adopted and is planning on adopting limiting factors to freedom of expression and democracy. The article Russia: RIP Freedom of Speech? Publish 31st of July 2014 on the Aljazeera website by Remi Piet reveals that Russia although it is a great critic of the NSA uses similar techniques to gather information about its own citizen. On July 22 President Putin has passed a law which would force Russian sites and social media to store all information (personal) about its users. This law is to be in function starting in 2016. A law passed the month before made it illegal to hold illegal view such as extremist these views include terrorism but also includes critiquing the current government and can result in imprisonment. The Russian government is also stated to be controlling information on Russia social media and news outlets.
The organization Canadian Journalist for Free Expression has for mission to keep the integrity and freedom of the press in Canada, it also attempts to improve the situation on an international level with programs such as journalist in Distress Fund , World Press Freedom Day and many more programs. https://cjfe.org/about_us
Without freedom of Press and Expression a society cannot critique itself and the ones in power, such society cannot function democratically when ones view are censored.