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The arrest of French comedian Dieudonné today appears to be connected to a Facebook comment he posted after Sunday’s march in Paris in which he said he felt he “finally returned home… I feel like Charlie Coulibaly” – remarks that have been interpreted as condoning the action of one of the terrorists involved in
Cartoonists have been among the most visual in their reaction to the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Musa Kart and Xavier Bonilla, who have both been targeted by their governments, share their thoughts.
People around the world show solidarity with the French satirical magazine
It's important to look ugly arguments in the eye, says Padraig Reidy
An obscure 16 page-long French far-right magazine recently put France's black justice minister Christiane Taubira on its cover, comparing her to a monkey. Valeria Costa-Kostritsky reports on the fallout
Freedom of expression is generally protected in France, although is limited by strict defamation and privacy laws. Several laws have passed since 1972 that have further restricted this fundamental right.
So far, France has spectacularly failed to protect its whistleblowers. But new proposals may offer some protection. Valeria Costa-Kostritsky writes
Surveillance strikes at the heart of global digital communications and severely threatens human rights in the digital age. Leslie Harris, president and CEO of the Center for Democracy & Technology writes
Independent French news website Mediapart has had to withdraw the infamous Bettencourt “butler tapes” from its website. Valeria Costa-Kostritsky writes
The revelations that the United States allegedly spied on European Union diplomats marks a low in what should be a special relationship of trust between major democracies. The EU needs to remind the US that surveillance is unacceptable in the digital age, Sean Gallagher writes
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