'No barbaric act can ever erase press freedom,' French President Hollande tweeted immediately after the bloody attack on the editors of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in January 2015. German Chancellor Angela Merkel walked side by side with him in a mass demonstration for freedom of expression. But that was the reality of the time. Now she is allowing criminal prosecution of German comedian Jan Böhmermann on the orders of a dictatorial leader.
For a long time, Merkel was mi...
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