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Nisar Ali Saturday, February 23, 2013 09:06 PM

Free speech should have limitations.
 
I. Introduction
"Freedom of speech is not absolute. It has and should have certain limitations."
II. Body
1. Free speech: meaning
2. West: the hypocritical champion of free speech:
a. Western use of free speech against Islam
b. Use of free speech in West itself
3. Free speech: a relative concept
4. Harmful impacts of absolute freedom of speech
5. Reasons for which free speech should be circumscribed:
a. Public order
b. Peaceful coexistence
c. Right to privacy
6. Cases in which free speech is no where tolerated:
a. State secrets
b. Intelligence information
c. Private life
7. Difference between free speech and abusive speech
8. Freedom of speech in view of basic human rights
III. Conclusion
"Absolute freedom of speech is a double-edged sword. It is a modern right. It should not be used to express old prejudices".

stranger498 Saturday, February 23, 2013 11:48 PM

First genuine Outline and concept that i have came around regarding that topic...Although there could have been a portion over Literary Freedom of Speech on Pakistan as much was done to BAN it but as a whole an excellent peace...

Nisar Ali Sunday, February 24, 2013 08:13 AM

Yes dear Stranger498,
there was room for other things as well but this was all I could muster up then.

RoadBlock Wednesday, February 04, 2015 07:26 PM

[QUOTE=Nisar Ali;562444]I. Introduction
"Freedom of speech is not absolute. It has and should have certain limitations."
II. Body
1. Free speech: meaning
2. West: the hypocritical champion of free speech:
a. Western use of free speech against Islam
b. Use of free speech in West itself
3. Free speech: a relative concept
4. Harmful impacts of absolute freedom of speech
5. Reasons for which free speech should be circumscribed:
a. Public order
b. Peaceful coexistence
c. Right to privacy
6. Cases in which free speech is no where tolerated:
a. State secrets
b. Intelligence information
c. Private life
7. Difference between free speech and abusive speech
8. Freedom of speech in view of basic human rights
III. Conclusion
"Absolute freedom of speech is a double-edged sword. It is a modern right. It should not be used to express old prejudices".[/QUOTE]


Honestly, this is a very suitable and appealing outline and it details out a majority of the relevant concepts. And for that reason, I should say that it must get the minimum prescribed marks.

However, please consider the following points as they might strengthen the format and argumentative stance of your written work.

Firstly, the outline does incorporate most of the crucial factors but I fancy it is sort of haphazard as the reader, in adjacent paragraphs, is followed up with a piece of information that is not related to the previous points. Hence, the flow of information is not that steady. For example, the difference between free and abusive speech should have been explained and elucidated in the initial portion of the essay. This is the part where you should be concentrating on the exposition of the topic and its contents. As a result, all of your follow up comments will surely be better positioned afterwards.

Secondly, the heading relating to the western hypocrisy is placed separately where it should have been a part of the 5th and 6th points. Moreover, the outline seems superb unless you take a look at this point which seems to be forcefully injected in the text, just for the sake of making an opinion. You should discuss this aspect in the sub headings of 5th and 6th part.

If I were to reformulate your outline, I would have chosen the following sequence.

[COLOR="Blue"][B][I][U]1: Introduction [/U][/I][/B][/COLOR]
[COLOR="Blue"][B][I][U]2: Free Speech: Meaning [/U][/I][/B][/COLOR]
[B]2a: Notion of Absolute vs Relative Free Speech
2b: Free Speech from a legal perspective (As a basic human right)
2c: Free Speech Vs Abusive Speech
2d: Notion of complete Vs Partial Freedom of Speech (International Vs National Level comparison, superseding/Dominance of National laws to International laws)
2e: Interpretation of the notion of Free speech: West Vs East (Social Differences and Composition of Society) [/B]
[COLOR="Blue"][B][I][U]3: Why freedom of speech should be limited[/U][/I][/B][/COLOR]
[B]3a: Public Order Vis a Vis Public Sentiments
3b: Diplomatic Relations and Peaceful Coexistence
3c: Right of individuals for Privacy
3d: Intelligence Sharing and Classified Information
3e: Social and Political Harmony
3f: Ethical Boundaries and Limits [/B]
[COLOR="Blue"][B][I][U]4: Conclusion [/U][/I][/B][/COLOR]

Please not that I have tried my best to explain the underlying concepts first before moving forward to the arguments. Moreover, I have also tried to place the information in such a sequence where the reader gets a clear sense of transition from one para to the next. This is my view and you might think differently.

It is up to you how you'd prefer to link the points of 2nd portion to the sub headings (arguments) of the 3rd one, this ability of yours will surely make a huge difference in the final marks.

mahmood Friday, February 06, 2015 12:36 AM

i think when they gave you the topic, they already know what free speech is. dont waste your time on explaining that to them. go straight to your point, use an anecdote if possible,whatever. look at the topic "Free speech should have limitations". essentially what kind of limitations should be put on free speech and and what kind of examples you could quote.hate speech is one example. denial of holocaust etc. why those limitations should be making sense. etc etc.

Nisar Ali Sunday, February 15, 2015 11:24 PM

Excellent dear. If I could have gone back in time, I would have incorporated these points u suggested. anyways, I got 15 marks for attempting this topic.

mahmood Monday, February 16, 2015 01:19 AM

[QUOTE=Nisar Ali;804422]Excellent dear. If I could have gone back in time, I would have incorporated these points u suggested. anyways, I got 15 marks for attempting this topic.[/QUOTE]

we cant change our past. but we can certainly learn from it and create a better future.

razatariq Saturday, October 19, 2019 09:34 PM

well explained


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