French National Assembly 1789:
"Free communication of thought and opinion is one of the most precious rights of man; every citizen may therefore speak, write, and print freely."
1857 under Napoleon III:
Six of Charles Baudelaire's poems banned by French government.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 19, 1948:
"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."
Ban on Baudelaire's poems lifted.