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