Articles by Johan Galtung, 12 Jan 2015

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Paris–And Then?
Johan Galtung, 12 Jan 2015 - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Jan 2015

There is another value, norm, in the land of expression: consideration. Decency. Respect for life. We have libel laws asking not only “is it true?” but “is it relevant?” to cut down nastiness in for instance political “debate”. We rule out hate speech, propaganda for torture, genocide, war, child pornography. Many, unable to understand or argue with converts to Islam in France, overstep norms of decency instead. The easy way out.

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