Censorship in Belgium  

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Belgium's constitution guarantees freedom of speech and of the press, although it is illegal to deny the Holocaust.

Belgians have free access to the Internet and academic freedom.

The Constitution

De Belgische Grondwet van 1830 was een van de eerste en de meest rechtlijnige om de vrijheid van meningsuiting te beschermen (artikel 19) en elke voorafgaande censuur door de overheid te verbieden (artikel 25). Het is veelal wel mogelijk dat mensen die bepaalde uitingen doen achteraf worden vervolgd.


The French-speaking media (particularly the RTBF) are famous for their frequent use of censorship against any party which is not part of the "traditional four democratic ones" (ECOLO,MR,PS,CDH). extreme right and extreme left parties don't have any media representation, nor broadcast time.

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