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Diverse perspectives on Charlie Hebdo attacks — from Tariq Ali, the Guardian, the New York Times, and others

Tariq Ali, writing in the London Review of Books, looks incisively into key issues that arise from the atrocity, the horrendous murder of 12 people at the headquarters of the French satirical magazine. A Guardian editorial and the New York Times Editor and Public Editor explain why the two newspapers with a global reach decided not to re-publish the Charlie Hebdo cartoons targeting the Prophet. The New York Times fields a debate on whether satirists can sometimes be ‘too provocative and outrageous’ and whether they ‘should hold themselves back’.

‘Short Cuts’ by Tariq Ali: 

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n02/tariq-ali/short-cuts

Guardian editorial view: ‘show solidarity but in your own voice’:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jan/08/guardian-view-charlie-hebdo-show-solidarity-own-voice

New York Times Editor Dean Baquet in fiery, touch-me-not Facebook attack on critic of newspaper’s decision not to reproduce Charlie Hebdo cartoons: 

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/09/new-york-times-editor-cartoons-charlie-hebdo-facebook-dean-baquet

New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan on how the decision not to re-publish the Charlie Hebdo cartoons was made: 

http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/01/08/charlie-hebdo-cartoon-publication-debate/

‘When Satire Cuts Both Ways’:

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/01/10/when-satire-cuts-both-ways/in-unequal-an-world-mocking-all-serves-the-powerful

‘Victims of the Terror Attacks in Paris’:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/12/world/europe/terror-attacks-in-paris-the-victims.html?ref=world

 

A case of faux-valorisation of security preparedness? Praveen Swami on the so-called ‘terror boat’

Praveen Swami’s hard-headed, upstanding investigation in The Indian Express challenges the Government of India’s claim that the Coast Guard destroyed a Pakistani ‘terror boat’. The Defence Minister, claiming that there are intercepts, has promised more information. Meanwhile, read these articles:

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/little-evidence-of-terror-link-may-have-been-petty-smugglers/

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/pakistan-boat-explosion-search-underway-for-bomb-boats-wreckage/

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/pak-boat-trail-leads-to-drug-smuggling-ring-in-karachi/

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/the-red-line-across-the-deep-blue-sea/