Thai performers respond to Paris attacks on the stage

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The response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks that shook France earlier this month has been relatively muted in Thailand. Many people have expressed their shock at the violence, as well their distaste at the offensive images in the satirical magazine. However, it has struck a chord with those who feel the notion of freedom of speech has been undermined since the military coup last year. CCTV’s Tony Cheng reported the story from Bangkok.

In a fashionable corner of Bangkok, a small theater got ready for the evening show. It ws a special performance prompted by the Charlie Hebdo attacks. The theme of freedom of speech has a distinct resonance in Thailand.

Thai performers respond to Paris attacks on the stage

The response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks that shook France earlier this month has been relatively muted in Thailand. Many people have expressed their shock at the violence, as well their distaste at the offensive images in the satirical magazine. However, it has struck a chord with those who feel the notion of freedom of speech has been undermined since the military coup last year. CCTV's Tony Cheng reported the story from Bangkok.


Protests against Charlie Hebdo staged across Turkey

Several websites have been blocked in Turkey, following court orders against sites that are considered insulting to Islam. This follows protests across Turkey against the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, for printing a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad. CCTV’s Natalie Carey reported the story from Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Protests against Charlie Hebdo staged across Turkey

Several websites have been blocked in Turkey, following court orders against sites that are considered insulting to Islam. This follows protests across Turkey against the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, for printing a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad. CCTV's Natalie Carey reported the story from Diyarbakir, Turkey.


Manny Paraschos discusses limits to freedom of speech

CCTV America interviewed Manny Paraschos for more on the role of the freedom of speech internationally. Paraschos is a Professor at Emerson College, and has also written about media law and regulation in the European Union.

Manny Paraschos discusses limits to freedom of speech

CCTV America interviewed Manny Paraschos for more on the role of the freedom of speech internationally. Paraschos is a Professor at Emerson College, and has also written about media law and regulation in the European Union.