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 19. January 2015 by Ivan Lavrentjev The tiny country of Estonia has got a new resident. Good news for Estonia, since its birth rate is declining and thousands of people work abroad. But hardly any media coverage was positive, not to mention people’s reactions on Facebook and other social media. The reason for this … Continue reading Je suis Ahmed*
Posted on 09. January 2015 by Adnan Rahimic Several days after the attack on the World Trade Centre on 11 September 2001, I felt a need to contact my American friend in New York and apologise for what had happened. He was surprised by my email and wondered why I felt I needed to apologise. At … Continue reading The day the laughter died