Day 6

Free speech debate: I am Charlie vs hate speech arrests

While people worldwide rallied this week around Je suis Charlie, dozens in France were arrested on charges of hate speech and "glorifying terrorism."  This week on Day 6, two guests debate whether a commitment to free expression allows for harsh hate speech laws. Nina Shea is the Commissioner on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, a human rights...
While people worldwide rallied this week around  Je suis Charlie, dozens in France were arrested on charges of hate speech and "glorifying terrorism."  This week on Day 6, two guests debate whether a commitment to free expression allows for harsh hate speech laws.  Nina Shea is the Commissioner on the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, a human rights lawyer, and co-author of  Silenced: How Apostasy & Blasphemy Codes are Choking Freedom Worldwide. Professor  Erik Bleich lives in Lyon, France and is the author of  The Freedom to be Racist and  Race Politics in England and France.

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