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Eko, Lyombe. The Charlie Hebdo Affair and Comparative Journalistic Cultures: Human rights versus religious rites. New York [etc.]: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-18079-9
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-3-030-18078-2
BibTeX citation key: Eko2019
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Charlie Hebdo", Caricature, Ethics, France, Journalism, Religion, Terrorism
Creators: Eko
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (New York [etc.])
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The Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack of January 7, 2015 shook French journalism to the core and reverberated around the world, triggering a cascade of responses from journalists, media outlets, cartoonists and caricaturists from diverse geographies of freedom of expression and journalistic cultures.
This book is a multifaceted case study that describes and explains sameness and difference in diverse journalistic conceptualizations of the Charlie Hebdo affair from a comparative, international perspective. It explores how different journalistic traditions, cultures, worldviews and styles conceptualized and reacted to the clash between freedom of expression and respect for religious sentiments in the context of terrorism, where those sentiments are imposed on the media and secular societies through intimidation, coercion and violence. The book analyzes the political and cultural clashes between the core human right of freedom of expression, and rite of respect for religious sentiments, which is situated on the outer periphery of the human right of freedom of religion. It also examines how media outlets, editors, and cartoonists from different politico-cultural contexts and journalistic cultures in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North and South America, addressed the delicate issue of Mohammed cartoons in general, and the problem of (re)publication of the controversial Charlie HebdoJe Suis Charlie Mohammed cartoon, in particular.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The Charlie Hebdo Affair as a Global “Meta-Media Event” (1)

Part I. Theoretical and Historical Approaches (31)
2. Journalistic (Battle)fields, Cultures, Mentalities, and Proximities (33)
3. Charlie Hebdo and French Collective Memory: Origins of the Right to Caricature (53)
4. Genesis of the Charlie Hebdo Affair: The Clash of Human Rights and Religious Rites (93)

Part II. The Charlie Hebdo Affair: Case Studies in Journalism and Comparative Establishmentalities (131)
5. The Charlie Hebdo Affair, Freedom of Expression, and Apologia for Terrorism Under French Law (133)
6. The Charlie Hebdo Terrorist Attack and European Journalistic Solidarity (with Lea Hellmueller) (157)
7. The Charlie Hebdo Affair in the Journalistic Field of the United Kingdom (181)
8. The Charlie Hebdo Affair in Turkey: Balancing Human Rights and Religious Rites (203)
9. The Charlie Hebdo Affair and the Right to Take Offense: Religious Sensibilities Versus Freedom of Expression in India (221)
10. The Charlie Hebdo Affair in Three African Journalistic Fields (257)
11. The Charlie Hebdo Affair and Transnational Solidarity in three Journalistic Battle(fields) of Latin America (283)
12. The Charlie Hebdo Affair in the American Journalistic Field (319)
13. One Country, Two Journalistic Cultures: The Charlie Hebdo Affair in the Bi-cultural Journalistic Field of Canada (347)
14. Afterword and Afterthoughts (381)

Index (425)

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