Charlie Hebdo: Free speech, but not as an absolute value

Paris demonstration against terrorism, January 7. Tom Craig/Demotix. All rights reserved.

Paris demonstration against terrorism, January 7. Tom Craig/Demotix. All rights reserved.

 

Debates over what limits to free speech are acceptable are entirely valid – whether or not we approve of Charlie Hebdo images, or their mass republication.

This essay was published on the openDemocracy site on 9 January 2015, and is available here.

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