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France - “Blasphemy” concerns must not limit freedom of information

Reporters without borders
Yesterday's attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in which 12 people died, has served as a tragic reminder of the dangers to which journalists covering sensitive religious issues are permanently exposed. In a December 2013 report entitled “Blasphemy: Information sacrificed on altar of religion,” Reporters Without Borders examined the “crime” of blasphemy and its consequences for journalists worldwide. Sadly, this report is still very relevant. The ability of journalists to freely cover religious (...)

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