Time: 4-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3 

Location: Fisher Auditorium, Gannett Hall, Missouri School of Journalism

Millions of people have participated in unity marches in support of free speech since the killings at Charlie Hebdo, a satirical French magazine. Free speech is fundamental to a democracy. The citizens depend on journalists to report and comment, but did the cartoonists go too far? Should there be any limits on free speech?

Join us for a symposium at 4 p.m. Feb. 3 in Fisher Auditorium to discuss these and other issues arising out of the tragedy in Paris.

Speakers include: 

  • Dr. Sandra Davidson, press law expert and professor at Missouri School of Journalism and University of Missouri School of Law.
  • Kahlil Bendib, an Algerian-born Muslim and political cartoonist.
  • Aidan White, director of the Ethical Journalism Network, which promotes ethical conduct in media across the globe.
  • Gareth Harding, Missouri School of Journalism Brussels program director.

We will also hear from MU journalism students and faculty who were in Paris, where they participated in a unity march and observed French television journalists as they scrambled to cover the story. Nous sommes tout Charlie—We are all Charlie—runs until 6:30 p.m. Admission is free.  

Symposium schedule 

This schedule is subject to change.

4 p.m.  Introduction by Professor Daryl Moen, Missouri School of Journalism.

4:05 p.m.  Professor Sandy Davidson, Missouri School of Journalism and MU School of Law, “Echoes of Charlie Hebdo: Is inflammatory speech free?”

4:40 p.m.  Khalil Bendib, an Algerian-born Muslim and political cartoonist, “Speaking Subservience to Power.”

5:15 p.m.  Aidan White, director of the Ethical Journalism Network.

5:40 p.m.  Missouri student Jack Herrick and Professor Marty Steffens, Missouri School of Journalism chair in business and financial journalism, who were in Paris during the shootings and Unity marches, will share their experiences.

6 p.m.  Panel moderated by Gareth Harding, Missouri School of Journalism Brussels program director. Participants: Sandy Davidson, Khalil, Marty Steffens and Aidan White.

6:30 p.m.  Conclusion.



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