#CharlieHebdo: In Memoriam

When satire and pencils turn into weapons of mass destruction… International press response to Paris attack at Charlie Hebdo:



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Cristina is a WordPress blogger who regularly writes or shares updates on media, public affairs and various topics of interest. You may follow her on Communication for Development WP blog or Twitter @CristinaPopa0
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9 Responses to #CharlieHebdo: In Memoriam

  1. EmilyAnn Frances says:

    Happy New Year, Cristina. This posting, while humorous, is a sobering reminder that we must never take our freedoms, such as freedom of speech, for granted.

  2. I believe the pen is still mightier than the sword.

  3. It is tragic that the simple right of expression can be turned on its ear by a minority of heavily armed extremists. Our world is being assaulted and we cannot sit by and allow simple freedoms to disappear in a blaze of bullets.

    • Beyond the right of expression, I believe that cases in which terrorists are citizens of the country in which the attack is carried out (see France, see US etc) should look into why unemployed young people use religion as an excuse for such acts. Especially former empires should look into questions of identity and (lack of) minority integration coupled with their particular foreign policy. Romania, for instance, has at least 18 national minorities: it is not uncommon to find synagogues and mosques next to Catholic and Orthodox churches on the same side of the street.

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