Last week’s violence in France linked to depictions of Mohammad in a French satirical magazine, has sparked a global conversation about speech, art, satire, free expression and what the limits are. We’ll look at that discussion as it’s unfolding in this country, from our leading news outlets, to local community groups.
- Robert Azzi – a former fellow at Harvard University’s Nieman Foundation and a photojournalist, now living in Exeter, New Hampshire. He wrote an op-ed for the Concord Monitor about Charlie Hebdo.
- Roy Peter Clark – Vice President and Senior Scholar at the Poynter Institute, a non-profit school for journalism. Here's his piece on the conflict between satire and journalism.
- Dan Kennedy - associate professor of journalism at Northeastern University in Boston. Since 1998 he's been writing an annual round-up of New England outrages against free speech called the Muzzle Awards, now hosted by WGBHNews.org in Boston. Here's the most recent one.
- David Folkenflik - NPR's media correspondent based in New York City. Here's his piece about the conflict for news organizations about whether to re-post the cartoons.