So i was motivated by a interview of a journalist who produced a documentary on free speech around the world. Particularly the different limits of free speech in various nations.
So first set of questions are rather simple. 1: How is free speech viewed from the general populace, are there certain topics that are taboo? (How is free speech viewed by the general population) 2: What protections are there for free speech, and are there any exception such as various hate-speech laws? (How is free speech viewed by the state)
If there is decent amount of responses, then i will write a number of (hopefully) difficult free speech related situations for you to take stance on.
Free speech is a protected right, but hate speech is not tolerated. In my nation's view, political-related free speech is no longer free speech when it doesn't contribute to productive action, and when it negatively affects the life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, and competing rights of the receiver.
The Austerain Civil Liberties League (ACLL) is a government agency that looks into competiting rights cases. Many High Court cases have backed intolerance towards hate speech, and those who practice hate speech against the LGBT community, by race or ethnicity, gender, etc are fined by a proportional bracket to their income.
"The inference to which we are brought is that the causes of factions cannot be removed and that relief must be sought in the means of controlling its effects" - James Madison, Federalist No. 10
"If all men were angels, no government would be necessary" - James Madison, Federalist No. 51
Free speech is protected as universal in Hirematia. While hate speech is not tolerated by society, government is never involved in the problem, and most Hirematians are highly averse to letting the government regulate speech. Flag burning is legal and reasonably common. There are obvious exceptions to the rule (yelling fire in a crowded theater, making realistic online death threats, violations of privacy, etc.), but freedom speech is seen as the most fundamental of rights.