je suis charlie
The delight of this weekend's #YouAintNoMuslimBruv - which had reached 125,000 Tweets in about five hours on Sunday - was that a uniquely British voice of dissent was being aired and amplified by real people.
Last week, Charlie Hebdo magazine contained cartoons featuring Aylan Kurdi's death. The cartoons mocked the atmosphere which
Twenty days after Facebook CEOMark Zuckerberg posted a powerful statement in support of Charlie Hebdo and the freedom to
Platform is valuable commodity and the supply of privileged platforms far outstrips demand. This is precisely because very few people have the former while almost everyone has, at some point, availed themselves of one of the latter.
France has come under 'unprecedented pressure from hackers since last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. The head of cyberdefence
In light of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, the issue of freedom of speech has arisen; whether or not there should be guidelines, especially in regards to religion - the question is: Should our freedom of speech ever be restricted?
If we are to break the cycle of violence we have to take our steer from Gordon Wilson, stop being Charlies, and grow up. It is not OK to provoke others and ridicule their beliefs. It is an act of aggression.
#JeNeSuisPasCharlie. And - I'll bet - neither are you. But there are plenty of people out there who do exhibit the same bizarre tenacity. These atypicals may found in every culture and country - freedom of speech is not a value unique to France or the liberal western tradition.
A sea of reproduced caricatures on banners, placards and hung from balconies paving the unity march route wouldn't have been unexpected, quite the opposite would appeared most appropriate in fact, given the events leading up to the event.
This week the magazine Charlie Hebdo will publish a defiant response to the terrorists who assassinated 8 members of its staff and four shoppers in a Jewish supermarket. This response will involve publishing an image of the Prophet Muhammad.