Countries with most Freedom of Speech

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Basically, when it comes to the freedom of speech you must know that it is the political right for communicating one’s own option and express the own ideas. Or we can say that the right to speak and express personal emotions is called the freedom of speech. Though sometimes it is used synonymously but it always includes the act of receiving, seeking and imparting the information or ideas regardless of source used. In fact, the right to the freedom of speech is not absolute in any nation and the rights are mostly subject to the limitations as with the slander, sedition, libel and slander.

What makes the Freedom of Speech More important?

No doubt the freedom of speech is a much important thing in decision-making at all the levels and it is a significant factor in the deliberation of a representative range of views. Basically the Right to speech is more important factor for the individual liberty. There is no right more important than the right to think what you damn well please and then talk about it. It is not important only for an individual but it is also more important for the different communities living in the different parts of the world. it is the best way to get the new and fresh ideas for that are much important for the improvement of nations and their economies as well as it also affects directly on the political power, development of nations and their characters as well. So no one can deny the importance of the Right to speech freely.

Freedom of Speech in the world

While you are searching for the most libertarian nations on the earth, then you will find great difficulty because there is not any specific and particular way for ranking the nations based on their right to express their opinions and voice. To figure out the list of nations that are considered the freest nations around the globe, you must sacrifice in some of the areas famous for the freedom. Following is a list of top five countries that are considered the freest countries around the globe.

Top 5 Countries With Most Freedom of Speech in the World

5. New Zealand

New Zealand

It is one of the most beautiful and richest nations around the globe and for this reason it is a place where anyone would love to go, to live and everyone has the desire to spend his moments in it. It has number of attractions that are making it a beautiful nation on the earth. It is not only famous for its beauty but it is also famous for the liberty of speech. It is one of the most socially free nations in the world. It is providing more freedom to its citizens as compared to many other countries of the world.

4. United States


United States is also one of the most popular, rich, beautiful and strongest countries in the world. Having a great history of freedom loving, the communication within the country has been pretty astonishing. United States of America may be the most controversial nation in the list, but within the few years, its ranking has dropped more quickly. But still it is on the fourth number in the list.

3. Switzerland


Switzerland is considered a peaceful nation in the world. Do you know what the reason behind this beautiful reality is? Basically it is only because it has about 200 years without war and this is a greatest record in the world. It is also one of the most beautiful and richest countries in the world. Its inhabitants have the right to raise their voice and every individual has the liberty to speak and raise his own voice.

2. Canada


Canada is one of the famous countries for the best education in the world. It is taking a great part in the most libertarian countries in the world. Here every person has the liberty to speech and express and has the right to work and perform his own ideas. And as the result Canada is given the second rank in the list of countries that are famous for the most speech freedom.

1. Ireland


Ireland is considered one of the most socially free countries in the world. Here the inhabitants enjoy all type of freedoms that are making it one of the best and free countries in the world. People have the right to speak, right to share their ideas and to raise their voice. Ireland is also one of the richest countries in the world. All the people are enjoying the freedom of speech and it is the freest country in terms of liberty of expression.

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  • starkiller306

    but you cant get an abortion in ireland. well then they don’t really enjoy all types of freedom then do they?

  • Of course the U.S. has freedom, but only if you’re a straight white person who worships Christ. Number 4? Don’t give me that BS.

    • Chosenone

      I don’t see anyone chopping off the heads of gay people. I would love for you to come up with a FREEDOM that has been denied you in America!

      • There are people in Southern states that are denying gay marriage to couples, despite it now being legal. Welp, that was easy.

        • Chosenone

          Your free to be a sodomite when and where you please, redefining the Word Of God, out of control Judges changing the law of the land to give you rights over others is tyranny!

  • Fredrick Argyros

    In February 2006, Calgary Sufi Muslim leader Syed Soharwardy filed a human rights complaint against Western Standard publisher Ezra Levant. Levant was compelled to appear before the Alberta Human Rights Commission to discuss his intention in publishing the Muhammad cartoons. Levant posted a video of the hearing on YouTube. Levant questioned the competence of the Commission to take up the issue, and challenged it to convict him, “and sentence me to the apology”, stating that he would then take “this junk into the real courts, where eight hundred years of common law” would come to his aid. In February 2008, Soharwardy dropped the complaint noting that “most Canadians see this as an issue of freedom of speech, that that principle is sacred and holy in our society.”[170]

    In May 2006, the Edmonton Council of Muslim Communities filed another Human Rights complaint against the Western Standard over the publishing of the cartoons. In August 2008, the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship (AHRC) Commission dismissed the complaint, stating that, “given the full context of the republication of the cartoons, the very strong language defining hatred and contempt in the case law as well as consideration of the importance of freedom of speech and the ‘admonition to balance,’ the southern director concludes that there is no reasonable basis in the information for this complaint to proceed to a panel hearing.”[171]

    In 2007, a complaint was filed with the Ontario Human Rights Commission related to an article “The Future Belongs to Islam,” written by Mark Steyn, published in Maclean’s magazine. The complainants alleged that the article and Maclean’s refusal to provide space for a rebuttal violated their human rights. The complainants also claimed that the article was one of twenty-two Maclean’s articles, many written by Steyn, about Muslims. Further complaints were filed with the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal. The Canadian Human Rights Commission dismissed the complaint in June 2008.[172]

    A Montreal neo-Nazi, Jean-Sebastien Presseault, received a six-month prison sentence for willfully promoting hatred toward blacks and Jews on his website. Calling Presseault’s opinions “vile” and “nauseating,” Quebec Court Judge Martin Vauclair sent the heavily tattooed man back to jail. The 24 tattoos, including several Ku Klux Klan and Nazi symbols covering the defendant’s torso, figure prominently in Vauclair’s decision to give jail time, as opposed to a sentence to be served in the community, as the defence had hoped. “The violence he inflicted on his own body to leave almost-indelible marks of his convictions testify as to his unresolved frustrations but also to his deep-seated racist and hateful beliefs,” Vauclair said.[173]

    In February 2010, Bill Whatcott had the Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal ruling against him alleging discrimination against four homosexuals and fining him $17,500 overturned by the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal. Part of the judgment acquitting Whatcott read, “the manner in which children in the public school system are to be exposed to messages about different forms of sexuality and sexual identity is inherently controversial. It must always be open to public debate. That debate will sometimes be polemical and impolite.”[174] The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada, which decided to hear the case.[175] In February 2013, the Court decided that, although Bible passages, biblical beliefs and the principles derived from those beliefs can be legally and reasonably advanced in public discourse, extreme manifestations of the emotion described by the words “detestation” and “vilification” cannot be.[176]

    Canada is arguably the most oppresive first-world country in terms of free speech.

    And, Jack Cooper please educate yourself on what Free Speech actually is instead of just spouting white guilt.

  • jorge

    This article is trash. Canada has the right to block freedom of speech when it deems necessary.

  • Emjay MJ

    You can be charged and jailed if you talk about anything that someone gets afforded by the gov doesnt approval of. EX: HATE speech/ Sexiest Speech and etc…
    Also depends largely on who you are.
    Feminist and Muslims females are open to talk about anything they want to anyone or publicly.
    However if you’re a straight men? You have less freedom of speech than North Korea.
    Also Canadians DON’T approval of free speech, and most ppl are way too sensitive in Canada, and if they gov doesn’t censor you, Canadians will make you to shut you up.
    In Canada some provinces if you say something in a tone someone doesnt like, you’ll be charged or jailed on a serious offense.