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Charlie Hebdo

Founded in 1970 Charlie Hebdo is France's second most important satirical newspaper after Le Canard Enchaîné. Twelve of its employees were killed in an attack on the editorial office by radical Islamists in 2015, among them prominent caricaturists and publisher Stéphane Charbonnier. In 2006 Charlie Hebdo republished the controversial Mohammed cartoons from the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten. In 2011 the offices were destroyed by an arson attack.

Medium: weekly
Political orientation: Centre-left
Circulation: 45,000 (2013)
Frequency of publication: Weekly on Wednesdays
Online payment model: All content subject to a charge

Location: Paris, France
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1970

10, rue Nicolas Appert, 75011 Paris
Phone: 0033 1 76 21 53 00
Twitter: @Charlie_Hebdo_

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2 articles from this medium have been cited in the European press review by euro|topics.

1.  Charlie Hebdo - France | Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Charlie Hebdo here with a vengeance

On the first anniversary of the terrorist attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, Laurent "Riss" Sourisseau, survivor of the shooting and new editor-in-chief, describes where the publication gets the energy to go on: "Everything we've experienced in the past 23 years gives us the anger we need. Never have we had so strong a will to kick the asses of all those who dreamed they could stop us in our tracks. Two little jerks in balaclavas aren't about to destroy our lives' work and all the wonderful moments we've had with those who were killed. They're not going to see the end of Charlie: Charlie will see the end of them. 2015 was the worst year in the history of Charlie Hebdo, because it forced us to put our convictions to the test: the worst torment for an op-ed newspaper. Would those convictions be strong enough to give us the energy to get back on our feet? You have the answer in your hands. The convictions of atheists and people with secularist views can move even more mountains than the faith of believers."

2.  Charlie Hebdo - France | Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A new leftist party in France

The satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo comments on the founding of the new French left-wing party NPA: "What does party leader Olivier Besancenot really think when the press echoes Nicolas Sarkozy's words and declares the two will be rivals in the not-too-distant future, with both of them dancing like elves on a sea of ruins? ... Both men profit by this little game of the inevitable face-off. Sarkozy pretends to see in Besancenot his sole adversary so as to increasingly embarrass the PS, which remains the sole true danger. And Besancenot benefits greatly from this demonisation. If he really inspires such fear, he concludes, is it not because he represents the sole alternative? … The success of the founding congress of the NPA works as a powerful anaesthetic, but as soon as the cheers have died down Besancenot will have to live day and night with the question of whether one can dedicate one's life to the party cause and progress from the struggles of illegal immigrants to those of the victims of the crisis, thus personifying the gravedigger of the Left. From the look of things he's not squeamish. The PS is the true enemy."

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