Free press should not be intimidated

First published in the Argus on Saturday 10th January 2015:

The journalists at Charlie Hebdo paid the ultimate price for their satire because humour can inflict deep wounds.  Their pen was merciless and Charb was not deterred by death threats.  No public figure has immunity.  Free speech and free press are pillars of Western democracy.  We must not be silenced by jihadists but neither should we play into their hands with ever more draconian legislation.  To read more click here.