“An advocate of freedom of expression is necessarily also a practitioner. The basic law for those who want to defend freedom of expression is that they must demonstrate their commitment by practising what they preach. When we speak out for our right to freedom of speech, we begin to exercise it. When we write about our right to freedom of expression, we begin to practise it. There can be no theoretical advocacy of these freedoms, there can only be practical, practising advocacy.”

Aung San Suu Kyi is leader of the National League for Democracy. She was awarded the Nobel Peace Price in 1991 and collected it in Oslo 16 June 2012.