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The off-limits topic: Western media bias

A Nigerian soldier stands guard during Eid al-Fitr prayers in Maiduguri, Nigeria. (Sunday Alamba, File | AP)

Sam Schwindt

February 8, 2015

By now you have more than likely heard of the Charlie Hebdo attack, but have you heard about the Baga and Doron Baga massacres in Nigeria? Nearly 2,000 individuals are feared dead at the hands of Boko Haram, a terrorist Islamist movement based in Nigeria. This is a prime example of Western media bias. If the United States or one of its import...

The constant threat of anti-Semitism: Hate speech emerges after Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack

Flowers lay outside Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris, France on Jan. 14 after the terrorist attack. Since then, 54 people have been arrested for hate speech and anti-Semitism. (Jacques Brinon | AP)

Sam Schwindt

January 25, 2015

Religious intolerance continues to evoke violence in our contemporary world. If you are Jewish, however, this is nothing new. Read More »...

The right to joke: Which topics can satirists tackle after Charlie Hebdo?

The right to joke: Which topics can satirists tackle after Charlie Hebdo?

Emily Brandenstein

January 18, 2015

After the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, some wonder if satirists shouldn't tackle certain topics To some, satire is light-hearted humor, using comedy to poke fun at politics or recent events. But lately, satire has come under attack, with extremists taking drastic measures to punish satirists for their risqué comedy.  The Jan. 7 ...

No forgiveness granted: Muslims face tradition of backlash for extremism after Charlie Hebdo attack

French Muslims walk past anti-Muslim graffiti painted on a Mosque in Saint-Etienne, France. (Laurent Cipriani | AP)

Kevin Gross

January 18, 2015

After the horrific terror attack on the Charlie Hebdo office and other sites in Paris, millions around the world united to demonstrate solidarity for those 17 people who died in the attacks, as well as to express appreciation for free speech. Read More »...

Power of the pen: Journalists strive to tell truth in face of violence, oppression, intolerance and hatred

People hold up pens and pencils as they stand at a memorial gathering for the victims of the recent terrorist attacks in France at Trafalgar Square, London, on Jan. 11. (Tim Ireland | AP)

Kyle Tyrrell

January 18, 2015

As a journalism student at DePaul University, primed to graduate in June and get set loose into this chaotic world, I must say I have never been more proud to be a journalist and a DePaul student. Read More »...

Je suis Charlie: The future of free press after Charlie Hebdo

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Kate Kownacki

January 18, 2015

Last week, few people knew of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Now, in the wake of a horrifying attack resulting in 12 fatalities, hysteria has been unleashed, leaving the future of free press up for public debate. Read More »...

AP: Militants attack sites in Paris, murder satirical newspaper employees

Millions have gathered in rallies across the globe to honor the victims of the attacks. (AP Photo/Francois Walschaerts)

The Associated Press

January 11, 2015

For three days, two al-Qaida-linked brothers and an associate who seized a kosher grocery, terrorized France and shook the world. Read More »...

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