Debate: Should the Media Be Regulated by the Government?

These are prompts for a debate on the topic "Should the media be regulated by the government?". I have included a debate outline that assigns roles to all of your students, in case you have more than 10 students in class. Before they start debating the topic, students can read two articles (browse The Guardian for instance) that show different perspectives on the Charlie Hebdo massacre. They should read through the two texts quickly to find out what questions on Free Speech have been raised by the massacre and this will work as premise for the debate.