Freedom of speech

I was watching a TV news interview/debate about the recent killings at a magazine in France.. one of the interviewees got a bit ‘hot under the collar’ about his perceptions about ‘freedom of speech’. He attacked the interviewer & said that France has ‘freedom of speech laws’ & they should be able to draw cartoons or discuss any topic (including religion).. without this going on !!

Then they mentioned one item, that really caught my attention :
It is illegal in France, to publically challenge DRUG laws or speak openly in a positive way about ‘ILLEGAL DRUGS’.. interesting; I don’t call that ‘freedom of speech’.. more like total & unadulterated censorship !
I wonder if other countries have similar laws, including here in Aotearoa/NZ ?

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