Freedom of the Press - or: The Story of Dieter Hanitzsch

Freedom of the Press - or: The Story of Dieter Hanitzsch | This is Dieter. Dieter lost his smile & his job. for a liberal-progressive major German newspaper. because he loves his wife Dieteris smili | image tagged in netanyahu cartoon,freedom of the press,censorship,dieter hanitzsch,sueddeutsche zeitung,memes | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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DAMNABLE FREE THINKERS! | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Isn't there a German law about 'insulting' a head of state that Erdogan tried to take advantage of?
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GOATF**KER WAS MENT AS A STYLISTIC DEVICE | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
Hi Ken. Thanks for showing interest in German affairs!
There was that old law (§ 103),that allowed to persecute insults on heads of foreign states.
When the Erdogan/Böhmermann affair showed up in 2016 it led to an emotional public discussion.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%B6hmermann_affair
I'm pretty sure there was some funds, loans and perks assured to Turkey to shut the whole damn thing down.
The Bundestag then had that law abolished in 2017 - naming it outdated.
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I have a subscription to The Economist. :)

Any suppression of free speech, even obnoxious speech, is abhorrent to me. Good to hear the Bundestag got rid of that. There shouldn't be any law or device giving comfort to budding authoritarians.
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are You kidding me ?!?
The same time that they abolished an irrelevant old law originally ment to protect Kings&Dukes Secretary Maas introduced a new one - the "Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz" ("network enforcement law") - allowing for some 10000 Euro-fees on 'hatespeech' on social media - an arbitrary law, for who would judge what's hatespeech? Sad to say - but there's a total fear and a blatant cencorship on social media now ...
that guy Maas is one of the most hated politicians in Germany
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz#Freedom_of_speech
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Yeah, I know what hate speech sounds and looks like, but the law is supposed to be blind to distinctions. I want idiots and fools to be able to have their say so that I know where they are and how foolish they may be, but their having free speech rights protected also protects the free speech rights of non-morons.

The other day we had a high school kid file a lawsuit against his school when they ordered him to cover up a pro-Trump during a politics class. Now the student may be a fool for supporting that tin pot wanna-be dick-head-tator, but he's right in that he shouldn't be suppressed in his speech. That said, if Trump and his supporters had their way the free press would be shut down and those who would wear anti-Trump shirts would be constrained. But irony still doesn't excuse the bad choice the high school principals made.
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Thanks.
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*pro-Trump shirt*
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:) ++
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Which is to say, I agree with your comments above
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Thanks. :)
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That might come in handy around here. ;)
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I love political cartoonists, one of the roots of memeing. Szep is a favorite cartoonist of mine. Upvote.
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[image deleted]thanks for Your kind remarks - appreciate.
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:)
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thanks for sharing Your attention.
fyi
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/german-papers-netanyahu-cartoon-criticized-as-anti-semitic/2018/05/17/a7d8de60-59ac-11e8-9889-07bcc1327f4b_story.html
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Very well thought out and executed. Thanks for the meme. Touchy subject handled well. Ups.
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thx for Your kind remarks. appreciate.
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I can't speak to the merits of the underlying issues, but I believe in freedom of speech and freedom of the press and that includes poets, comedians, comics, satirists and court jesters of all kinds.
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Sad day.
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This is Dieter. Dieter is working as a cartoonist; for a liberal-progressive major German newspaper. Dieter is smiling; because he loves his wife; and because he loves his work. Dieter makes fun of; common stereotypes; he takes a close look at politicians; from a liberal point of view; watching the sands of time. Bibi is a politician. This is Bibi. So Dieter is in charge:; Bibi is not amused at all. ANTI-SEMITISM ! Bibi is smiling because he loves politics. Dieter lost his smile & his job.
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