Definition of freedom of expression in English:

freedom of expression


mass noun
  • The power or right to express one's opinions without censorship, restraint, or legal penalty.

    ‘unjustified restrictions on freedom of expression’
    • ‘The International Federation of Journalists is supporting plans to hold a national conference aimed at promoting the protection of journalists and freedom of expression.’
    • ‘Many columnists are expressing concern about the censorship of unpopular views, and what that might mean for freedom of expression.’
    • ‘Last year, the European Court of Human Rights deemed the punishment handed down to the abuser as being disproportionate and a violation of freedom of expression.’
    • ‘Kathryn said that for some of her friends the cartoons represent freedom of expression and they believe artists should not be restricted.’
    • ‘Emergency legislation severely restricts the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly.’