Charlie Hebdo

Nadia Prupis, staff writer
France's highest constitutional authority on Thursday approved a sweeping, controversial new surveillance law that greatly expands the government's spying powers, despite widespread human rights concerns. Making only minor changes to the legislation, which was approved by Parliament in May, the Constitutional Council ruled on Thursday that the...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
An outpouring of solidarity followed the January 7, 2015 attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. (Photo: Valentina Cala/cc/flickr)
A number of prominent literary figures are publicly protesting the decision by...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Dieudonné, the controversial French comic pictured here in 2007, was found guilty of 'condoning terrorism' for a Facebook post that mocked the Charlie Hebdo attack. (Photo: Alexandre Hervaud/cc/flickr)
The controversial french comedian Dieudonné on Tuesday was found guilty of "...


The same day a Saudi official marched in Paris for free speech, his country - the one that persecutes/jails writers/activists and considers women drivers terrorists - dragged jailed blogger Raif Badawi into the public square and flogged him 50 times for "insulting Islam," the first of 20 scheduled floggings. Tuesday he marked his 31st birthday. Friday, despite global outrage, he will likely be lashed again. From one of his last posts: "Let us all live under the roof of human civilization.”


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