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Harvard Library Building Archival Collection on Charlie Hebdo Attacks

August 21, 2015
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Harvard Library Building Archival Collection on Charlie Hebdo Attacks

The Harvard Library is inviting submissions to a new physical and digital archival collection of materials related to the January attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris and the ensuing worldwide debate on freedom of expression and religion. The curators of the collection hope to “document a peculiar moment in the early twenty-first century, when the…

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Slinging Satire: Exhibit Explores the Love/Hate Relationship with Political Cartoons

August 10, 2015
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An exhibit at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s ToonSeum, entitled Slinging Satire: Political Cartoons and the First Amendment, poses the question: What does it mean to be a political cartoonist in today’s turbulent global scene and what represents “fair” satire? Broken into two parts, the first part of the exhibit showcases several political cartoons from award-winning cartoonists that…

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Salman Rushdie: The World Has “Learned the Wrong Lessons” from Charlie Hebdo

July 29, 2015
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In the wake of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo, some people continue to ask if free speech went too far. Award-winning author, Salman Rushdie, on the other hand says that the world has “learned the wrong lessons,” and out of fear we continue to stifle free speech. Last week the editor-in-chief at the Charlie Hebdo,…

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No, Charlie Hebdo Has Not Stopped Printing Mohammed Cartoons

July 22, 2015
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No, Charlie Hebdo Has Not Stopped Printing Mohammed Cartoons

Although international media have widely reported in the past few days that Charlie Hebdo publication director Laurent Sourisseau declared a definitive end to Mohammed cartoons in the satirical magazine, the editorial team clarified today that nothing has changed: They will caricature the prophet as current events warrant, but they are not “obsessed” with doing so.…

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Spiegelman New Statesman Cover Pulled Amid Dispute Over Mohammed Comic

June 2, 2015
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Spiegelman New Statesman Cover Pulled Amid Dispute Over Mohammed Comic

The most recent issue of the UK’s New Statesman magazine, on the theme of “Saying the Unsayable,” was originally slated to feature a cover by Art Spiegelman. But the legendary creator of Maus pulled the cover “at the very last minute” by his own description, when the magazine reneged on an informal agreement to also…

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Cartoonist to Leave Charlie Hebdo Amid Staff Tensions

May 19, 2015
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Cartoonist to Leave Charlie Hebdo Amid Staff Tensions

The fallout from the January attack on Charlie Hebdo continues, as surviving cartoonist Luz confirmed this week that he plans to leave the publication in September. The news comes in the midst of a public dispute among staff over the future direction of the magazine, which has seen a dramatic financial rebound since the attack.…

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Muslims, Charlie Hebdo Counter Geller’s Divisive Narrative

May 8, 2015
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Muslims, Charlie Hebdo Counter Geller’s Divisive Narrative

In the days since two gunmen targeted a conference and Muhammad cartoon contest organized by anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller in Garland, Texas, many Americans have been forced to grapple with what it means to support free speech for all — even those with whom one strongly disagrees. But the debate has also highlighted one of…

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CBLDF Joins NCAC Response to Charlie Hebdo PEN America Award Controversy

May 8, 2015
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CBLDF Joins NCAC Response to Charlie Hebdo PEN America Award Controversy

Dozens of authors have registered their protest of PEN American Center’s presentation of its Freedom of Expression Courage Award to Charlie Hebdo staff. In response, the National Coalition Against Censorship issued a statement — which CBLDF signed — doubling down on their support of Charlie Hebdo’s right to free expression. In the wake of the…

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Spiegelman, Bechdel, Gaiman Take Over at PEN Literary Gala

May 4, 2015
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Spiegelman, Bechdel, Gaiman Take Over at PEN Literary Gala

A week after six authors withdrew as table hosts of PEN American Center’s literary gala in protest of the free speech group’s presentation of its Freedom of Expression Courage Award to Charlie Hebdo staff, some big names in comics are stepping in to take their place. Art Spiegelman, Alison Bechdel, and Neil Gaiman are among…

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Two Gunmen Killed at Muhammad Cartoon Event in Texas

May 4, 2015
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Two Gunmen Killed at Muhammad Cartoon Event in Texas

Two gunmen were shot and killed by police on Sunday after they opened fire on security guards at a Muhammad cartoon contest and exhibit in the Dallas suburb of Garland, Texas. The event was organized by conservative firebrand Pamela Geller and featured the anti-immigration Dutch politician Geert Wilders as keynote speaker. Police were not releasing…

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