Media freedom: Is humour the best way to undermine extremists?

2015-01-22 07:08

The concept of freedom of expression in the media has a different meaning depending on whether you ask a journalist, an editor or a cartoonist.

The panel discussion formed part of a global debate on the freedom of expression, following a deadly assault on the offices of the famed French weekly Charlie Hebdo, by Islamic extremists, two weeks ago. The world seemed split between feeling that the depiction of Prophet Muhammad in cartoons was offensive, and championing the rights of free expression by spreading the “Je Suis Charlie” (I am Charlie) slogan. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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