An entire brand New World
What we are experiencing are times of great change. New policies are emerging. New geopolitical arrangements are taking shape as fast as the speed of light, with social economies and politics on the verge of a radical transformation.
A saying goes, "knowledge is power" right? Then LiberLeaks is a tool for all those people who feel a strong need to improve the world and improve themselves, to share and discuss with other like-minded people questions, solutions and knowledge. We are the change and only together we can give this change a sense.
Here at LiberLeaks, Freedom of Speech is an absolute paramount. For this reason we have our servers placed in a nation that hosts very powerful laws in order to protect this right.
LiberLeaks, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Expression
Freedom of Speech and Expression is broadly understood as the notion that every person has the natural right to freely express themselves through any media and frontier without outside interference, such as censorship, and without fear of reprisal, such as threats and persecutions.
To be more precise, Freedom of Expression is a more complex right than Freedom of Speech. This is because Freedom of Expression is not absolute and carries with it special duties and responsibilities, therefore it may be subject to certain restrictions provided by law.
The term Freedom of Expression itself had existed since ancient times, dating back at least to the Greek Athenian era more than 2400 years ago. The following are some of the most commonly agreed upon definitions of Freedom of Expression that are considered as valid international standards:
# “Everyone has the right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
# “Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.” .
The term ‘Freedom of Speech and Expression’ includes any act of seeking, receiving and imparting information or ideas, regardless of the medium used. Based on John Milton’s arguments, Freedom of Speech is understood as a multi-faceted right including not only the right to express or disseminate information and ideas but also including the right to seek, receive and impart information and ideas.
It is clearly evident that social media is a very powerful means of exercising one’s Freedom of Speech and Expression. However, it is also been increasingly used for illegal acts which has given force to the Government’s attempts at censoring social media. Where on the one hand, the misuse of social media entails the need for legal censorship, on the other hand, there are legitimate fears of violation of civil rights of people as an inevitable consequence of censorship.
We at LiberLeaks don't censor anybody, but Freedom of Expression must be regulated in order to protect us and protect our users who use LiberLeaks in a responsible manner. That's why is very important you read our Terms of Conditions
before you subscribe and start posting.
The LiberLeaks Team