Pressing issue

Photos by Peter McIntosh.
Photos by Peter McIntosh.

Taking part in the panel discussion ''Freedom of speech: Rights and responsibilities?'' at a University of Otago lecture theatre yesterday are (from front) Dr Najibullah Lafraie, Associate Prof Selene Mize, Prof David Tombs, Associate Prof Greg Dawes and Otago Daily Times editor Murray Kirkness.

The discussion, chaired by Prof Murray Rae, discussed the attack at the office of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris in January and the following mass demonstrations to protest the shootings.

In front of about 90 people, the panel examined freedom of speech issues, including the responsibilities and limits needed when exercising free speech, and a free press, in a democracy.

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