When does humour go too far?

Godioli, A. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk and presentationProfessional or public presentationPopular

Description

Debates over humour and free speech are more relevant than ever, as shown by the recent series of dramatic events revolving around Charlie Hebdo’s controversial cartoons – including, most tragically, the murder of schoolteacher Samuel Paty just a few weeks ago. But how can we define the limits of freedom of expression, and what are the particular challenges posed by humour in this respect? During this session we will discuss and compare different approaches to these issues, with particular attention to how law courts deal with humour in the context of free speech regulation.
Period2-Dec-2020
Held atStudium Generale Groningen, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionLocal

Keywords

  • Humor
  • Satire
  • Cartoons
  • Freedom of expression