Freedom of Expression and the Chilling Effect

Authored by: Judith Townend

The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights

Print publication date:  June  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138665545
eBook ISBN: 9781315619835
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1 The notion of speech, or expression, being ‘chilled’ is a pervasive and popular one. It ­metaphorically suggests a negative deterrence of communication: that a person or organisation is made physically colder by inhibiting the exercise of their right to free expression.

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