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    Conclusion

    Module 3: Criminalisation of Online Speech

    The criminalisation of online speech presents an affront to the exercise of the right to freedom of expression online.  However, as illustrated above, there are competing interests that need to be taken into account.  With the rise of nefarious activities and feeble excuses from governments, it is important, more so now than ever, that activists, lawyers and individuals ensure that freedom of expression is protected, and only limited in terms of the clear prescripts of international human rights law.