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As Goes Manila and Nairobi, So Goes Paris

Daniel Wagner | Posted 07.07.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

When I last visited Paris, exactly two years ago, Charlie Hebdo, Bataclan, the Brussels and Istanbul airport attacks, and this year's other terrorist ...

CHALLENGING FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Michael Brenner | Posted 06.20.2016 | Media
Michael Brenner

Freedom of speech is the keystone of civil liberties. Freedoms of press and assembly are meant to protect it. Freedom from unwarranted searches and se...

Free Speech Can Be Offensive. Lebanon Should Get Over It.

Halim Shebaya | Posted 04.05.2016 | World
Halim Shebaya

A recent cartoon in a Saudi Arabian newspaper suggested that the Lebanese state is a joke. The cartoon showed a picture of the Lebanese flag captioned by the words "April Fool's."

More Trumped-Up Charges Against Muslims or Just Business-As-Usual in the Land of Populist Faithcraft?

Nick Fouche | Posted 03.17.2016 | Religion
Nick Fouche

Pick your epithet: Pope Francis may either be hypocritical 'wall builder', as one trumpeting jingo recently inferred, or else 'great bridge builder' as implied by an ancient Roman attribution.

Journo Safety College Course Advances in Beirut

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 02.18.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Academics, media professionals and experts met this week to push for a course on safety for journalists as a coalition of concerned stakeholders urged U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to uphold a pledge he made last year to defend their security.

Did Binge-Watching Fox News Inspire This Man To Threaten Muslims?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 01.23.2016 | Media

On Jan. 14, 2015, John David Weissinger called the San Diego office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations -- a civil rights group that advocate...

Brazilian Cartoonist Carlos Latuff Takes Aim Globally

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.16.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

He punches hard, he's opinionated, his commentary is biting, his cartoons are thought provoking, and he doesn't regret being a magnet for nasty criticism. He is Brazilian cartoonist Carlos Latuff who doesn't mince words or hold back on stirring up people, in his country and across continents.

On tweeting rage: Charlie Hebdo/Aylan

Dionysios Dervis-Bournias | Posted 01.15.2016 | World
Dionysios Dervis-Bournias

The Oxford dictionary gives the following origin of the verb "recognize": from the Latin recognoscere: "know again, recall to mind". It's probably unp...

Cartoon Of Dead Syrian Boy Reignites Debate Over Satire, Migrant Crisis

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 01.15.2016 | Media

A controversial new cartoon in the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo is igniting fresh debate over free speech and satire related to the migrant...

The Dangerous Side of the Free Speech Debate

Harris Zafar | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Harris Zafar

Provocative and incendiary speech is the greatest insult to the idea of free speech. We, as a society, must do better and recognize that our strength lies in being a moral force - in elevating our civility to the highest levels possible, as opposed to sticking to the bare minimum the law permits.

Charlie Hebdo Continues to Invite Hostility

Luqman Ahmed | Posted 01.13.2016 | Religion
Luqman Ahmed

While I support the chant of 'Je Suis Charlie' to stand for those who lost their lives, I believe that we should use freedom of speech to promote peace and tolerance, not create more conflict and hatred.

Two Months After the Attacks, Paris Stays Silent

Oscar G. Lopez | Posted 01.18.2016 | World
Oscar G. Lopez

It seems that for the bars and restaurants of Paris, life is back to normal: young Parisians congregate at the terraces, smoking, drinking and laughing. Even near Le Carillon and the Bataclan. But the French government, it seems, has given in to the fear.

On the Anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo Massacre: A State of Intellectual Emergency

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 01.13.2016 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

What is enlightenment, who wishes to share it, and how shall we defend it? That was Kant's question, and it is the question of our dark new age.

Blasphemy

Martin Marty | Posted 01.11.2016 | Religion
Martin Marty

What if reverence toward God and standards of respectful human communication are irretrievably lost? And what if awe and reverence are lost at a time when some sense of the Holy in the religions, toward nature and in human interactions, merits retrieval?

After Charlie Hebdo, Press Freedom Endangered

Committee to Protect Journalists | Posted 01.11.2016 | Media
Committee to Protect Journalists

The murder by Islamic militants of eight cartoonists and journalists, followed by the terror attacks in Paris in November in which a freelance rock critic was one of the 130 victims, led to France being listed by CPJ as the second-most deadly country for journalists, behind only Syria.

After Charlie Hebdo: 365 Days To Learn

Marie-Sandrine Lamoureux | Posted 01.10.2016 | World
Marie-Sandrine Lamoureux

I have faith in the future generation that my students belongs to. They've proved to me that they could learn: they are the future French citizens.

Cartoons, Terrorism, Sexism and Backlash

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 01.09.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

What is it about cartoons and caricatures that riles politicians, religious figures, business fat cats, authorities and people of different stripes?

Why Facilitating Dialogue Is More Challenging Than Ever

Murali Balaji | Posted 01.07.2016 | Religion
Murali Balaji

In the year since the Charlie Hebdo terror attack, free speech and political correctness, particularly in the West, have been presented as antithetical. Both conservative and liberal intellectuals have noted that political correctness has dissuaded free speech and silenced meaningful dialogue.

Cartoonists Mark The Anniversary Of The Charlie Hebdo Shootings

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.07.2016 | World

Thursday marks the anniversary of the deadly attack on the Paris office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, where two masked gunmen affiliated with a...

‘Je Suis Charlie’ Artist Reminds Us That There Is Still A Fight For Freedom Of Expression

HuffPost France | Sara Elkamel | Posted 01.06.2016 | World

Three words. One image. On Jan. 7, 2015, at 12:52 p.m., Joachim Roncin published a personal message on Twitter: "Je suis Charlie." He had no idea that...

Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist On Attackers: We'll Watch Them Die

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 01.06.2016 | Media

The director of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has issued a sharply worded editorial on the one-year anniversary of the attacks on its office...

One Year After Attack, Charlie Hebdo Reminds Us Terrorism Is Still Alive And Well

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 01.04.2016 | World

French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is sending a clear message to its readers one year after armed militants carried out a shooting rampage in their...

Wrapping Up 2015 for Women

Martha Burk | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Well we did it. Made it through another year. When it comes to women, we've had some good news, and some bad news, with a little weird news thrown in.

My 2015 'McLaughlin Awards' -- Part 1

Chris Weigant | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

As we do every year, we are pre-empting our regular "Friday Talking Points" column, in order to bring you our "best and worst of 2015" list.

The Threat to Democratic France

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 12.11.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

marine le pen On Sunday, France's worst side won the first round. It must not win the second. This coming Sunday, will the Front National, a despicable party led by a nepotistic clique replete with ex-cons pining for the good old days of wedge politics, gain control of entire regions of the country?