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Constitution, courts and free speech


IN the Federal Constitution, Article 10(1)(a) explicitly confers a “right to freedom of speech and expression”.

The inclusion of the word “expression” implies that the horizon of freedom extends to communication in all its forms – by word of mouth, signs, symbols, gestures, art, music, sculpture, photographs, films, videos, books, magazines, newspapers, notices, advertisements, banners, bunting and cyber speech.

   

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