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.

REPORTAGE

The National Post reports:

https://nationalpost.com/news/world/french-magazine-charlie-hebdo-to-re-print-prophet-mohammad-cartoons-as-terror-trial-starts

Al Jazeera reports:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/09/france-charlie-hebdo-reprints-prophet-mohammed-caricatures-200901103959129.html

At National Public Radio, Scott Neuman reports:
https://www.npr.org/2020/09/01/908414559/charlie-hebdo-to-reprint-muhammad-cartoons-as-trial-linked-to-2015-attack-begins

At Radio France Internationale, Mike Woods reports:

https://www.rfi.fr/en/france/20200831-france-long-awaited-charlie-hebdo-terrorism-trial-opens-in-paris-court-this-week-hyper-cacher-kosher-market-montrouge-police-terrorism-justice

Thanks go to Charles Montpetit who provided the news tip.

 

The Book and Periodical Council was formed in 1975 as the Book and Periodical Development Council to provide a venue for members to discuss industry issues, address mutual concerns and undertake projects for the benefit of Canadian writing and publishing.

 

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