Posted on 13. February 2015 by Darija Maric On January 7, 2015, Paris stood still. At 11 o'clock in the morning, two men forced their way into the offices of Charlie Hebdo, one of France’s major satirical newspapers, and shot down the maintenance worker and 11 other people. When we saw it on the news, we … Continue reading Should there be limits to freedom of speech?
Posted on 29. January 2015 by Anna Harpviken My immediate reaction to the articles and blogs that were posted after the attack on Charlie Hebdo was mixed. Almost everyone had an opinion, and it also seemed that it was possible to pick at something in everything that was written. Authors were called too narrow-minded or … Continue reading In the middle of Charlie
Posted on 26. January 2015 by Maël Baseilhac Fear for the Muslims of France Dear Charlie, As someone currently living and working in a Muslim country, my first reaction to the latest extremist attacks on free speech in France on Wednesday 7 January was fear. Strangely enough, it wasn’t fear for my security as a … Continue reading A letter to Charlie
Posted on 17. October 2014 by Fiona Fritz “I know what you did last summer”. This statement marks the beginning of a series of horrible events in the 1997 horror movie of the same name. Although these events are (luckily) purely fictional, a lot of the things we do in our real lives (and not … Continue reading Right to be forgotten: Privacy now in the “Pantheon”?
Posted on 08. October 2014 by Milan Balaban By the time you’ve finished reading this paragraph, approximately 3 billion internet users will have posted more than 48 hours of YouTube videos, 3600 Instagram photos and tens of thousands of Facebook articles. As we increasingly live out our lives in the digital world, the lines between freedom … Continue reading Freedom vs Privacy