LIMITATIONS ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH: A FIRST STEP TO BRING PEACE IN ANY S Essay

LIMITATIONS ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH: A FIRST STEP TO BRING PEACE IN ANY SOCIETY

LIMITATIONS ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH: A FIRST STEP TO BRING PEACE IN ANY SOCIETY

Director of Marketing
Aman Media Group

English Department
GCU
Katchery Road
Lahore

November 12, 2014.

LIMITATIONS ON FREEDOM OF SPEECH: A FIRST STEP TO BRING PEACE IN ANY SOCIETY

Aman Media Group

25 A/I commercial area Bahria Town, Lahore. Tel. (0423) 5151515 Fax (042) 5151516
Nov 12, 2014.
Ms. Aaiza Nadeem, Media Consultant
Social Research Inc.
56th floor, Vogue Towers
DHA, Lahore.

Subject: Authorization for preference study of media evaluation.
Dear Ms. Nadeem:
You are authorized to study media evaluation regarding the connection of limitation of
speech and progress and peace keeping of a society from the people belonging to the age
category of 16-30. The purposes of your study are:

• To find out whether excessive freedom of speech is a hurdle in the progress of a country.
• To determine which medium people use to express their voice.
• To explore how religious freedom of speech is accepted.
• To evaluate the current situation of peace in the country.
• To help our group decide the amount of freedom of speech to be given to the media.

I recommend you keep the age limits in mind as this age group includes the people that are
being influenced by the media the most and are utilizing the technology as the medium for
expression the most. And have radical thoughts regarding speech, either free or

restricted. Your sample should be drawn at random. As we have agreed, a consulting fee of
Rs. 50,000 will be paid to social research inc. on the successful completion of the study
according to our designated perimeters.

This report is to be submitted to me within a fortnight. All the legal details have
already been forwarded to your company. Any queries can be directed to me. Feel free to
contact our office if you require any further details or guidelines.

Sincerely,

Saad-ul-Hassan
Director of Marketing

Gallup Survey Private Limited
Bandera Kurla Complex
Bandera (E)
Lahore-40051

December 13, 2014.
Mr.Saad.ul.Hassan
Director of marketing
Aman media group

25 A/I commercial area
Bahria Town,
Lahore

Dear Sir,
Here is the report you requested on freedom of speech in the Lahore city.
We surveyed twenty randomly selected universities located in different areas of city to
determine their opinions, how people perceive their right of freedom of expression and
what steps should be taken to strengthen freedom of expression.

The survey result shows that freedom of expression is mostly used by the people between
18-24 years and they think it is their basic right and their voices should not be pressed
while those who are against it said it only gives rise to “criticism for the sake of
criticism”.

In order to change the opinion of those who are against it and to give good source to
others who owe it as their basic right, your reputed company should make particular
website and authentic face book page as half of our population use social media for their
expression.

Thank you for giving the golden chance to undertake this research on behalf of Gallup
Private Limited. I hope that you find the results valuable.

Cordially,

Aaiza Nadeem
Media consultant

TABLE OF CONTENTS

i. INTRODUCTION 1
Background
Statement of the problem
Purposes of the study
Scope

ii. RELATED LITERATURE 2

iii. PROCEDURES 2

iv. FINDINGS 3

v. ANALYSIS 10

vi. CONCUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS 11

APPENDIX-STUDY QUESTIONAIRE 13

BIBLIOGRAPHY 15

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
FIGURES
1. AGE…………………………………………………………………… 3
2. HIGHEST DEGREE OF EDUCATION………………………………4
3. HOUSEHOLD INCOME………………………………………………4
4. FREEDOM OF SPEECH: AGREE/DISAGREE……………………..5
5. BIASED ROLE OF MEDIA:AGREE/DISAGREE…………………..6

6. ROLE OF MEDIA…………………………………………………….6
7. IMPORTANCE OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH……………………….7
8. ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA………………………………………….7
9. ROLE OF PRINT MEDIA……………………………………………8
10. % OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH AVAILED………………………….8
11. LIMITATIONS TO FREEDOM OF SPEECH……………………….9
12. % OF FREEDOM OF SPEECH ABUSED……………………………9
13. % OF SOCIAL EVILS REMOVED BY FREEDOM…………………10

Executive Summary

To evaluate whether limitations to the freedom of speech is the first step to bring peace
in society, Aman media group hired us to design and carry out a survey to find out to what
extent is this statement true. For this purpose, a survey amongst 20 universities was
conducted.

Two previously conducted surveys were taken as basis for this one. Due to the lacking in
the previous ones, this one was able to overcome the deficiencies and give a precise
answer.

The survey revealed that most people belonged to average household incomes. Most of the
people agreed that freedom of speech is the first step to bring peace in a society. Of the
people who filled up the questionnaire, most people think that the media plays a biased
role. And most of the people think that the media do not bridge the gap between the
society and the government.

Based on the conclusions, it is recommended that to keep peace in a society, the media has
to play an unbiased role when communicating news. Laws should be made effective to curb
the problems regarding problems relate to expression of speech.

INTRODUCTION

In this section the background of the problem, statement of problem, purpose f undertaking
this research and its scope has been highlighted.

Background
Gallup Pvt.Limited was interested in gathering public opinion as general on their basic
right “freedom of expression”. As in democratic age it is very popular and other studies
will be conducted too if it prove a fruitful asset.

Statement of the Problem
The focus of this study was to determine (1) opinion of people regarding freedom of
expression. (2) Improvements that could be made for betterment of freedom of expression.
(3) Steps that should be taken to avoid misuse of “freedom of expression”.

Purposes of the study
The purposes of this study are as follows:
• To make people aware what freedom of expression is?
• To analyze perceptions of different age categories.
• To what extent democracy is beneficial for them?
• To determine does freedom of expression should have limitations?

Scope

The scope of this study includes determining whether excessive freedom of speech is a
hurdle in the progress of a country, to determine which medium people use to express their
voice, and to evaluate current situation of peace in our country.

RELATED LITERATURE

Many surveys have been already conducted regarding to the topic of freedom of speech and
its impact on the peace of a society.

In 2007, a survey was carried out by Mr. Shams, a journalist of a good repute. That survey
was limited to the elite of our society and that’s why its result was not very vast. It
was limited to just the elite of our society. Such a survey which highlights only the
opinion of one class cannot be used as a model survey.

Apart from that, another survey was carried out but in the United States of America. Since
the political, economic and social conditions are very different, that survey cannot be
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