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France: Debates over free speech and secularism

The brutal killing of a teacher rekindles France’s debate over laicite. Plus, the legacy of murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Malta.

A brutal murder and the Charlie Hebdo trial have people in France questioning freedom of expression again.


Pierre Henri Tavoillot – Professor of philosophy, Sorbonne University

Philippe Marliere – Professor of French and European politics, University College London

Rim-Sarah Aloune – Legal scholar and human rights researcher

Jocelyn Cesari – Professor of religion and politics, University of Birmingham

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The Nigerian army says it did not shoot at protesters, but there is a problem with their story – the evidence is all over the internet. Richard Gizbert speaks to producer Meenakshi Ravi about the contrasting narratives.

Murder in Malta: Daphne Caruana Galizia’s journalistic legacy

The Listening Post’s Flo Phillips on a reporter killed for the work she did – and how Daphne Caruana Galizia’s journalism continues to make news.


Matthew Caruana Galizia – Son of Daphne Caruana Galizia and investigative journalist

Manuel Delia – Author, Murder on the Malta Express; Blogger, Truth Be Told

Caroline Muscat – Founder, The Shift News

Mark Laurence Zammit – Former presenter, Xarabank