Thursday, January 8, 2015

Charlie Hebdo

Charlie Hebdo (French pronunciation: ​[ʃaʁli ɛbdo]; French for Weekly Charlie) is a French satirical weekly newspaper, featuring cartoons, reports, polemics, and jokes. Irreverent and stridently non-conformist in tone, the publication is strongly antireligious[2] and left-wing, publishing articles on the extreme rightCatholicismIslamJudaismpoliticsculture, etc. According to its former editor, Charb(Stéphane Charbonnier), the magazine's editorial viewpoint reflects "all components of left wing pluralism, and even abstainers".[3]
It first appeared from 1969 to 1981; it folded, but was resurrected in 1992. Charb was the most recent editor, holding the post from 2009 until his death in the attack on the magazine's offices in 2015. His predecessors were François Cavanna (1969–1981) andPhilippe Val (1992–2009). The magazine is published every Wednesday, with special editions issued on an unscheduled basis.
Due to controversial Muhammad-themed cartoons published in 2011, the magazine has experienced two terrorist attacks: a firebombing in 2011, and a shooting attack in 2015.
From: Wikipedia