Paris Attacks: Is Freedom of Speech and Expression Under Threat?

PUBLISHED ON: January 10, 2015 | Duration: 47 min, 24 sec

  
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The barbaric attacks against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo has left the world stunned. Artists, intellectuals, thinkers and writers all over the world are grasping to understand the reason behind the cold-blooded killings - that cartoonists can be murdered because their caricatures have 'insulted' someone's religious feelings. Is it possible that in today's world the space for artists is shrinking and the freedom speech and expression is under direct attack from extremists elements? To play devil's advocate, were the cartoons so provocative as to incite pre-planned killings? Will self-censorship creep in among artists, thinkers and writers who would strive to be 'politically correct' in order not to incur the wrath of a few fanatics? Or is there nothing wrong in having 'reasonable restrictions' on one's freedom of speech and expression? Join us for a special debate on The Big Fight as we join the world to condemn these killings.
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