BPC Bulletin: Charlie Hebdo Update

News Reports and Commentary Selected by Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee.


September 1, 2020 -This week, the trial of 14 people begins in a courtroom in Paris, France. All are suspected of helping Islamist terrorists attack the office of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine, and a kosher supermarket in January 2015.

Charlie Hebdo has decided to reprint the cartoons of Muhammad that enraged some Muslims before the attack.


The National Post reports:


Al Jazeera reports:


At National Public Radio, Scott Neuman reports:

At Radio France Internationale, Mike Woods reports:


Thanks go to Charles Montpetit who provided the news tip.


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