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Condemn Paris media massacre: Zapiro

Times Live:

 

The murder of staff of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo demands the strongest condemnation as well as assurances of future protection of media freedom, South Africa’s best-known cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro said on Thursday.

 

“If there is a dearth of comment from the leadership here it shows something problematic — that they don’t hold freedom of expression very dearly,” he told Sapa. File photo

The cartoonist, who uses the pen name Zapiro, expressed concern that these were not forthcoming from the country’s political class.

“If there is a dearth of comment from the leadership here it shows something problematic — that they don’t hold freedom of expression very dearly,” he told Sapa.

“There is nothing equivocal here. What is called for is an unequivocal condemnation of this terrible act by every leader everywhere in the world in any democracy. Also I would like to see assurances of the right of the press to freedom of expression here…

 

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2018-10-23T17:39:03+00:00