13 Jan 2015

Charlie Hebdo Resumes Publishing Tomorrow


Business Insider had the details on tomorrow’s issue today.

The first cover of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo after a terrorist shooting at its Paris headquarters has been revealed. As expected, the cover defiantly features the Prophet Muhammed, in response to the radical Muslim gunmen’s efforts to silence the often controversial magazine.

The cover features the Prophet Muhammed holding a sign that says “Je Suis Charlie,” the popular slogan being used by many in support of the magazine. Above Muhammed’s head are the words “All is forgiven.”

Released this Wednesday, the special issue will have a special printing of 1 million copies, with the ability to print as many as 3 million, according to Reuters.

“We have requests for 300,000 copies throughout the world — and demand keeps rising by the hour,” Michel Salion, a spokesman for Charlie Hebdo’s distributor MPL, told Reuters. “The million will go. As of Thursday, the decision will probably be taken to print extra copies … So we’ll have one million, plus two if necessary.”

It will be offered in 16 languages for readers around the world, according to AFP.

Charlie Hebdo’s lawyer, Richard Malka, told France Info radio that the issue will feature cartoons making fun of Muhammed and other figures.

The magazine usually prints about 60,000 copies a week, selling 30,000, according to the AFP.

Revenue from the issue will go toward ensuring the survival of the magazine, which has been near bankruptcy in recent years. …

With the magazine’s headquarters still an active crime scene, the editorial staff has worked out of the offices of Liberation newspaper to get the issue out.

Hat tip to Jose Guardia.


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