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Latest update : 2014-01-10

Free Speech or Hate Speech? The Row over French Comic Dieudonné (part 2)

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?

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

By François PICARD

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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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