Friday, 9 January 2015
Je suis Charlie
Je Suis Charlie
'There is a chilling realisation for a journalist here; whereas travelling to war zones carries with it the potential to come to harm you do not expect, in the comfort of your city centre newsroom, having an editorial meeting, to be mowed down by vicious, cold-blooded murderers with machine guns.'
Not in our name – Muslims respond in revulsion to Charlie Hebdo massacre
'This is a thunderous declaration of war. The times have changed. We’re entering a new phase of this confrontation… we are horrified by the brutality and the savagery'
Charlie Hebdo attack: this is not a clash of civilisations
'In terrible circumstances, where shock and confusion prevail, it is also crucial to remain level-headed in our response to these horrendous events.'
Charlie Hebdo attack: This is not about Islam - it's about free speech
'There are plenty of people out there who will use today's attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdoto to show Islam is incompatible with European values.'
Viewpoint: The roots of the battle for free speech
'Historian Tom Holland was one of those who tweeted Charlie Hebdo's cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad in the wake of the deadly attack on the magazine's office. Here he explains the ramifications of defending free speech.'
The kind of toughness we need now
'In each generation, we collectively face a threat from people who value control and conformity rather than freedom of expression. The source and form of these threats take many forms and those that carry them out vary in their goals.'