Cry Freedom. Je suis Charlie, Jewish, the police, Muslim: je suis la France.

The history of the freedom of expression in France can be read in the country's history of legislation and censorship. Politics, morality, and religion are the three recurrent strands of prohibition and repression. The limits of the freedom of expression, so shockingly foregrounded by the January 2015 attacks, are a major social issue that has never been more relevant.