The right to communicate without fear of government sanction or censorship. While this right is implied in some countries, it may not be explicit in all of them. For the U.S. see also "first-amendment" tag.

The freedom of speech is the right to communicate without fear of government sanction or censorship. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognises this right, and many countries have enacted legislation to do so.

Not all countries have an explicit or inscribed freedom of speech.

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