Free Speech and Censorship of Social Media in the Arts & Culture
In Social Media and in the Arts, Culture, Artists can publish work that can push for change, in their own communities or world wide. There is a lot of art that can be termed as controversial.
Topics as Womens Rights, Equality and Human Rights. There are many countries in development or countries that do not have Human Rights, or a History of bad Human Rights practices in North America, The First Amendment of the Constitution of the usa, has been interpreted as protecting both verbal and nonverbal expression from censorship. This protection has been extended specifically to music, drama, film, and most forms of visual art.
Where do Human Rights, Censorship of Freedom of Speech fit into a Global Scale? This may also be with images in art. Art can be interpreted in a number of different ways.
Women's Equality International Women's Day by Canadian Artist Karen Colville
The idea that a person can be “canceled” — in other words, culturally blocked from having a prominent public platform or career — has become a polarizing topic of debate. The rise of “cancel culture” and the idea of canceling someone coincides with a familiar pattern: a celebrity or other public figure does or says something offensive. A public backlash, often fueled by politically progressive social media, ensues. Then come the calls to cancel the person — that is, to effectively end their career or revoke their cultural cachet, whether through boycotts of their work or disciplinary action from an employer. What is the case in Arts and Culture when it comes to Globalism?
In Canada, we have the Canadian Charter that is to protect freedom of Speech, The us is the Constitution also protects freedom of speech. Many Countries do not have freedom of Speech at all. Any criticism of a Government, can mean treason and Prison for some people, some Journalists are imprisoned or murdered or go missing. The country is Totalitarian or has a Dictatorship. A work of art, as in art History can push for social change, without being critical of a Government and is a realistic record of a time and place from the perspective of the Artist as Observer and Historian, this does not mean propaganda. Art that suits a particular agenda. A Totalitarian Government can also wrongfully detain, arrest or imprison Journalists. Hitler had Artists killed, same as Stalin and many other Dictators that Artists did not create any work of art not mandated by the State.
One issue involves government officials blocking or removing critical comments online. In a sense, this violates the core First Amendment principle that individuals have the right to criticize government officials. In the landmark free-press/libel decision New York Times Co. V. Sullivan (1964), Justice William Brennan wrote that there is a “profound national commitment that debate on public issues should be uninhibited, robust, and wide-open, and that it may well include vehement, caustic, and sometimes unpleasantly sharp attacks on government and public officials. ”
Totalitarianism is the most radical denial of freedom. Yet this denial of freedom is common to all tyrannies and is of no primary importance for understanding the peculiar nature of totalitarianism. Nonetheless, whoever cannot be mobilized when freedom is threatened will not be mobilized at all. Democracies may work in some countries and not in others. » |«Totalitarian democracy is a term popularized by Israeli historian Jacob Leib Talmon to refer to a system of government in which lawfully elected representatives maintain the integrity of a nation state whose citizens, while granted the right to vote, have little or no participation in the decision-making process of the government. The phrase had previously been used by Bertrand de Jouvenel and E. H. Carr, and subsequently by F. William Engdahl and Sheldon S. Wolin. »
More and more in recent times, people are being censored on social media. Censorship in media and citizens are
Also being Censored. Are Women's voices or non voices in art adequately represented? Censorship is also a loss of freedom of speech and freedom of expression.
First, fundamental political change is usually accomplished through open debate and, hopefully, by the reaching of a consensus. This means many decisions are made by referendum after full public discussion, giving people a direct say in important political decisions affecting their lives.
Where are actual voices, when it comes to Human Rights and Women's Rights? The voices of the people, unscripted or visually represented? Is it only Politicians who get a platform to speak or invest as Art work for Human Rights as a political agenda to arts and culture?
The United Nations is an organization As World War II was about to end in 1945, nations were in ruins, and the world wanted peace. Representatives of 50 countries gathered at the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco, California from 25 April to 26 June 1945. For the next two months, they proceeded to draft and then sign the un Charter, which created a new international organization, the United Nations, which, it was hoped, would prevent another world war like the one they had just lived through.
The United Nations Womens Committee on Women in politics, Women demonstrate political leadership by working across party lines through parliamentary women’s caucuses—even in the most politically combative environments—and by championing issues of gender equality, such as the elimination of gender-based violence, parental leave and childcare, pensions, gender-equality laws, and electoral reform .
Un Watch’s Hillel Neuer questions is the un is living living up to it's founding principles? Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIhjMqTFdO4&t=2800s
Human Rights and The case of the missing Princess of Dubai, uae
Who is Princess Sheikha Latifa and is she really missing? As new evidence of the princess of Sheikha Dubai’s situation comes to light and more reports are being made available with the bbc and other mainstream media outlets, the world is again concerned for her well-being. In 2018, Princess Sheikha Latifa of Dubai attempted to leave her home to start a new life, her boat, however, was intercepted, and she was brought home. Since her attempted escape, Sheikha Latifa has not been seen in public. With the help of a friend, she has been able to record videos and messages detailing her situation. Thanks to media coverage by the bbc, the story has reached the ears of the un and other powerful world leaders. The #FreeLatifa movement is a campaign headed by her friends and close supporters. The organization believes that Princess Sheikha Latifa is being held against her will by her family at a villa guarded by police. While the Dubai royal family state that the princess is being cared for at home, she tells a different story. Latifa later claimed that she was mistreated by her father and that she was lacking in many regular freedoms in Dubai such as being able to travel or drive a car. Is there more to this story of Dubai’s Missing Princess?
Here is the response art Karen Colville created after watching the presentation made by the un Womens Rights Committee on Women and Politics, Canadian Artist Karen Colville, expressed her concern for the well being of Sheikha Princess Latifa and dedicated her textile art to her, and the un Women's committee pulled all of her art off in brief. Karen Colville also watched the presentation by un Watch, Hillel Neuer.
**More people do need to talk about this subject, people do not speak out, **because it can be considered as criticism towards the uae and the uae is very powerful, there are a lot of Ex pats living there, although there are no tourists now. More and more countries are losing freedom of speech and their sovereignty as their protections, due to Globalism. In the uae, people can face very harsh penalties for speaking out on the subject or anything to do with Human Rights the same as other Muslim populated or Islamic countries with a bad human rights record.
The un is taking it's time, in my observance, because it has to, these are very serious allegations and towards her Father. The usa is the UN's biggest paying member 27%. Organizations are also funded by International groups. Funding can affect policies.
Latifa is not alive, the uae, this is considered a crime under international law and disguised as an honor killing? She is alive and well, then the uae, now needs to consider human rights and their laws for revision. Women and Men can be detained, disappear, sent to prison, a secret prison, tortured, arrested for no reason and without question, this exists in many countries that do not have Human Rights. Many Women are living in a constant state of fear. While other Women do not have these concerns. Amnesty International has reports. A person can be arrested for any reason without question. The matter is considered private it goes under Shariah law, Islamic Religious law, these laThe matter is considered private it goes under Shariah law, Islamic Religious law, these laws in a Patriarchal society as seen as just as they are religious laws, Women have been sold as child brides, slaves, whipped, tortured, raped, adult human trafficking and more. Dubai is considered a place of human trafficking. The Government can also refuse entry into the country, there are reports of people going missing from their homes. Freedom of Speech and Sovereignty as rights are under threat in many countries, as for suggesting speaking on the subject There is no freedom of speech, it is not a right. I spoke out on this subject with the un for international Womens Day and my video clip was removed by the un Women's committee. The un has allowed countries that abuse human rights as members. The un itself needs some serious reform, it is not Women in politics that need protection, all Women and Men need