Charlie Hebdo

In France, post-Charlie Hebdo debate hits new level of vitriol

France — Link

Many members of France's intelligentsia and political class are now at each other’s throats in aftermath of January's terror attacks.

Nicaragua denies entry to French cartoonist

France — Link

Julien Berjeaut, known as 'Jul', has not been given a reason for refusal to let him appear on panel paying homage to magazine Charlie Hebdo.

France's 'spirit of January 11' or the ghost of a unity that passed

France — Opinion

Following the January 2015 terror attacks in and around Paris which left 20 people dead, including the three gunmen, there were huge marches held across France to express public outrage over the events. On Sunday January 11th, an estimated four million people took to the streets of the country’s major towns and cities, with an estimated two million in Paris alone. The French government, and in particular Prime Minister Manuel Valls, has since coined the phrase ‘the spirit of January 11’, using it repeatedly as a rallying call for national unity, notably as it drove through its recent law to introduce mass surveillance powers for the security services. But the recurrent references to what was a remarkable day have now turned sour, amid a heightening debate, as critics on the Right and Left accuse the government of attempting to invent a false conception for cynical political gain. One of them is Christian Salmon, a writer and researcher with the Paris-based Centre for Research in the Arts and Language. In this opinion article he argues that the ‘spirit of January 11’ has “evolved into a confusing scrum, a macabre dance with a cortege of grimacing masks, heroic posturing and denunciations”.

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist ‘Luz’ to leave newspaper

France — Link

The celebrated Rénald Luzier cited increased pressure in wake of terror attack as reason for his 'very personal choice' to leave.

Paris Muslim radio in conciliator role after January terrorist attacks

International — Link

Muslims and non-Muslims turn to 'Beur FM' phone-in chat programmes to debate tolerance, integration and violence in French society.

US drone 'kills' al-Qaeda chief who claimed responsibility for Charlie Hebdo attacks

International — Link

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula announced death of Nasr bin Ali al-Ansi, who claimed his group organised attack on French magazine staff.

Murdered cartoonist Wolinski's widow Maryse on life without Georges

France — Link

Maryse Wolinski tells how she learnt of Charlie Hebdo attack in a taxi, and how filling her home with George's loving notelets helps her cope.

Four arrested over links to Paris kosher store killer

France — Link

Three men and a policewoman are held for questioning over their relationships with Amedy Coulibaly who shot four people dead in January.

Charlie Hebdo to print 2.5 million copies as magazine gets back to work

France — Link

After the post-shooting special edition, the French satirical magazine is now resuming weekly publication - under heavy police protection.

Danish police believe Copenhagen gunman possibly imitated Charlie Hebdo attack

International — Link

Danish police spokesman said they believe the 22 year-old gunman may have been copying the murderous January attacks in the French capital.

Attacks boost Hollande's ratings - but for how long?

France — Link

An analysis of the French president's recent surge in popularity and the likelihood of whether it will last ahead of a key press conference.

Far right tops by-election in test of French opinion after terror attacks

France — Link

In blow to former President Sarkozy, his UMP candidate was knocked out in first round, leaving a run-off between the socialists and the far right.

French dissenters jailed after crackdown on speech that glorifies terrorism

France — Link

Lawyers and human rights groups raise concerns over heavy prison sentences in France, including for people who drunkenly insulted police.

Charlie Hebdo awarded special prize at French comics festival

France — Link

 Award at festival in Angoulême was created after January 7th attack which claimed lives of some of France’s best-loved cartoonists.

'No Jew in France is safe any more'

France — Investigation

In the wake of the terrorist acts earlier this month that left 17 people dead, including four Jews at a kosher supermarket in Paris, and after the extraordinary public marches that followed them, Mediapart met with five key Jewish figures in France. They are all past or present heads of the influential Jewish students organisation the Union des étudiants juifs de France and spoke frankly about their views on the rise in anti-Semitism in France, their dismay at the “indifference” of many French people to previous attacks on Jews in the country, and their pride at the mass demonstrations of January 11th. Carine Fouteau reports.