RJI to hold symposium on Charlie Hebdo, issues of free speech

Time: 4-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3

Location: Fisher Auditorium, Gannett Hall, Missouri School of Journalism

Millions of people have participated in unity marches in support of free speech since the killings at Charlie Hebdo, a satirical French magazine. Free speech is fundamental to a democracy. The citizens depend on journalists to report and comment, but did the cartoonists go too far? Should there be any limits on free speech?

Join us for a symposium at 4 p.m. Feb. 3 in Fisher Auditorium to discuss these and other issues arising out of the tragedy in Paris. Speakers include Dr. Sandra Davidson, press law expert; Kahlil Bendib, an Algerian-born Muslim who is a political cartoonist; and Aidan White, who is director of the Ethical Journalism Network, which promotes ethical conduct in media across the globe.

We will also hear from MU journalism students who were in Paris, where they participated in a unity march and observed French television journalists as they scrambled to cover the story.

Nous sommes tout Charlie—We are all Charlie—runs until 6:30. Admission is free.

– See more at: http://www.rjionline.org/events/charlie#sthash.HCMfwUEr.dpuf

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