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 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
Posted on 01. December 2014 by Zuzana Novakova Reflections on the Berlin Foreign Policy Forum With the “traditional” challenges of the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Iran-Saudi Arabia rivalry being further exacerbated by the Arab spring and the expansion of ISIS, the disarray in the Middle East can no longer be ignored. What role could and … Continue reading An asymmetric challenge – what role for Europe in the Middle East?