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Charlie Hebdo and Hate Speech: Don’t Prosecute the Messenger

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23 Sep 2015

Nine months after their offices were attacked by Muslim extremists, Charlie Hebdo ’s cartoonists are facing calls for prosecution for allegedly inciting hatred through cartoons of the Syrian toddler, Aylan Kurdi , lying dead on a Turkish tourist beach.

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In fear of cartoons

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8 Jun 2015

The January and February 2015 shootings in Denmark and France in which cartoonists, journalists, a film maker, police officers and a guard at a synagogue were killed over the depiction of the Prophet Mohammed in cartoons has brought renewed focus on questions of free speech, hate speech and the role of cartoons and cartoonists in political debate.

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