Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right underpinning all civil liberties. But in reality, we seem to have lost it in many parts of the world. Ban Ki-moon writes:
Some journalists risk intimidation, detention and even their lives, simply for exercising their right to seek, receive and impart information and ideas
This goes not only for journalists, apparently. Even expressions of art are affected. Recently, cartoonist Michael Leunig in Australia lost his job because he published a cartoon on Instagram. The cartoon was critical against mandatory vaccination. Now the cartoon seems to have been removed from Instagram too, but you can still see it elsewhere.
See also http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/56841.htm