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Latest update : 2014-01-10

Free Speech or Hate Speech? The Row over French Comic Dieudonné

For many in this country, it's no laughing matter. An appeals court has upheld a government-backed ban on French satirist Dieudonné's one-man show, on what was to be the opening night of a national tour. This decision overrules a lower court ruling in the western city of Nantes earlier the same day. Critics call Dieudonné's show blatantly anti-Semitic. But where exactly does the line between free speech and hate speech lie?

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Produced and prepared by Anelise Borges, Haxie Meyers-Belkin and Christopher Davis

By François PICARD

Our guests

Philip Cordery

French MP, Socialist Party

Philippe Moreau Chevrolet

Columnist, Le Nouvel Observateur

Justin E. H. Smith

Professor of History and Philosophy, Université Paris Diderot

Diana Johnstone

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