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“Traditional values” vs freedom of information

No-one should waste time going to see the Z-grade film “Innocence of Muslims”. However, do political leaders and journalists have to blame the author of this nonsensical piece of work for the ensuing violence, and plead mitigating circumstances for the destructive wrath of the fundamentalists? Conciliatory statements have been made to try to douse the flames. Deploring the “excesses of free speech” may be a wise move tactically. In the long term, it jeopardises freedom of information, which is (...)

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