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Charlie Hebdo Magazine

From France to India, Charlie Hebdo Reminds Us of the Real Promise of Free Speech

Nilanjana S. Roy | Posted 03.12.2015 | World
Nilanjana S. Roy

It might be hard to believe today, but in the eight years or so that preceded the day when gunmen went into its office, calling, "Where's Charb? Where's Charb?" before indiscriminately killing the editor and several staffers, I had thought of Charlie Hebdo with some envy. The staffers had gone to court and won their cases; two of France's premiers had backed them on the right to continue being offensive in the same decade when we in India had lost the right to offend. They had been able to exercise a freedom that many Indians had not been able to claim.

Shooting At Paris Newspaper Office Leaves 12 Dead

AP/HuffPost | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 03.09.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) -- Masked gunmen stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people before escaping, in France's deadliest ter...