Don't abuse right of expression: TRC

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The Sri Lanka Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (TRC) warns against abusing the right of expression to insult, promote hatred and to commit character assassinations by using modes of telecommunication

In a newspaper advertisement, the TRC said that the right of expression should not be misused to insult, promote hatred and to commit character assassinations by using modes of telecommunication such as social media, telephone, short messages etc, whereas it would be punishable offence under the prevailing laws.

It further stated that the freedom of expression should be used in a manner that does not harm social values even though it was a fundamental right.

It also said that any individual using telecommunication to harm or cause distress to a person, by sending obscene, defamatory, slanderous, derogatory or repulsive messages is guilty of a criminal act and such person could be charged, and upon conviction, could be fined or imprisoned or both in terms of Sri Lanka Telecommunication Act No: 25 of 1991.

“It is the responsibility of every citizen to enjoy freedom of expression while upholding the values of responsible communication,” it added.

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  • Lord Wolfstein Sunday, 19 November 2017 10:37 AM

    A very dangerous decision against freedom of expression and democratic norms. The law in this way is to make a carte blanche to muzzle any unwanted opinion. Who decides what is obscene, defamatory, slanderous, derogatory or repulsive? Then it is even dangerous to express an opinion on this side whether it is based on true facts or not.

    Shaan Sunday, 19 November 2017 03:59 PM

    You may say on anything on anyone, but not on .....That is exactly the new law

    ceylon Sunday, 19 November 2017 10:49 PM

    watch face book.criminals are fooling like minded idiots by inciting violence and collecting donations for the promise of looting muslims.where is police via DM Android App

    lkboy Monday, 20 November 2017 11:47 AM

    This is a wrong interpretation of the act.


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