In an effort to stop the cycle of violence set off by the publication of the “Mohammed Cartoons,” the organisations named below are convening an international meeting to discuss ways to protect free expression while ensuring respect for religious sensibilities of various kinds, to avoid political exploitation of this controversy, and to resume a dialogue.
Thursday, 9 February in Paris, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hôtel Concorde Saint-Lazare - 108 rue Saint-Lazare - 75008 Paris
Arab Commission for Human Rights
Reporters Without Borders
European Islamic Conference
Euro-Arab Cultural Encounter
Voix Libre (Tunisia)
Association of Human Rights Activists (Egypt)
The meeting will be open to political and religious leaders, diplomats, human rights organisations, religious organisations and journalists.
Space is limited - Registration required with Reporters Without Borders by phone at + 33(01)4483-8484 by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, 8 February.