Where do we stand between Freedon of Speech and Defamation?

@Danzylop (1120)
January 9, 2013 11:16am CST
Defamation is the communication of a statement that makes a claim, expressly stated or implied to be factual, that may give an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation a negative or inferior image. . It is usually a requirement that this claim be false and that the publication is communicated to someone other than the person defamed. Freedom of speech Everyone has the freedom of speech but it is not an absolute right. We have laws and there are limits. The important question is whether you have a right to say it. If you do, you have a legal defence. There are three main types of defence: * what you said was true; * you had a duty to provide information; * you were expressing an opinion. What can happen? You will be prosecuted unless you retract the defamatory statement. How to retract it? Use publicity. Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defamation Is there anyone here who believe that Freedom of speech is absolute or that dignity and reputation should always be protected at all times. So where do you stand in between of them?
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@subhojit10 (7375)
• India
9 Jan 13
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well no doubt we all have the freedom of speech but that does not mean that we will speak anything that comes to our mind without caring for others. We should be sensible and matured enough of what we are speaking. There should be some limit when we are speaking, such that we can maintain cordial environment around us every time. What say?
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@Danzylop (1120)
• Philippines
10 Jan 13
yes that is absolutely correct. In speaking we always have to check on ethics. There are just things that are not meant to be told. Even if you think you want to speak something, you should always have be really do it in an educated manner.