I read that whole article very carefully Jimbo, and I failed to see
where it is mentionned that the governement was preventing Brigitte
Bardot to speak up :-)
However, I saw that some organisations (which are not the governement)
were suing Brigitte Bardot for her opinions. How does that mean that the
governement is not respecting people freedom of speech ?
Also, do you mean that *preventing* these organisations to complain
about Brigitte Bardot opinions, would be the best way to insure freedom
of speech is guaranteed ?
Whose freedom of speech and opinion are we talking about ?
* Brigitte right to speak ?
* or the organisations right to complain ?
I also note that though legal proceedings are mentionned in the article,
no conclusions are given about them. So, that does not mean Brigitte
will be put in jail with tape on the mouth.
I also noticed that regardless of the feedback I offered with regards to
the nearly libelous accusations against my government, not only did you
choose not to recognise there hasn't been any accusation made by my
governement against the Sun, but that on top of it, you choose to
redirect accusations toward independant organisations.
I have the unconfortable feeling that whatever facts I will bring to
your attention, you will not be very motivated to consider it. Still,
let me provide you a last reference.
Currently, Wikipedia mentions this article
That is the "first worldwide press freedom index"
Exactly the topic we are currently discussing I guess
Here is the top ranking
Rank Country Note
1 Finland 0,50 -
2 Iceland 0,50 -
3 Norway 0,50 -
4 Netherlands 0,50
5 Canada 0,75
6 Ireland 1,00
7 Germany 1,50
8 Portugal 1,50
9 Sweden 1,50
10 Denmark 3,00
11 France 3,25
12 Australia 3,50 -
13 Belgium 3,50
14 Slovenia 4,00
15 Costa Rica 4,25 -
16 Switzerland 4,25
17 United States 4,75
18 Hong Kong 4,83
19 Greece 5,00
20 Ecuador 5,50
21 Benin 6,00 -
22 United Kingdom 6,00
Jimmy Wales a écrit:
And rather than to discuss them, and spent time on
them, you just stop
referring to them and stop using them. They are just forgotten.
The problem is that laws restricting the freedom of speech in France
are not all forgotten, but are prosecuted with some regularity.