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A Look At Publications Around The World Reacting To Charlie Hebdo

BY TEAM JST

Charlie Hebdo

Tragedy occurred yesterday in Paris, leaving the whole world now mourning for the loss of victims from the horrific gun shooting.

The target was Charlie Hebdo, a non-conformist, extremely left-wing, satirical weekly newspaper which often depicts Prophet Muhammad in a mocking manner. Let’s not forget that Prophet Muhammad’s image is so sacred that it’s often not even shown inside mosques throughout Islamic nations.

SEE ALSO: #JeSuisCharlie: 12 Deaths After “Terror Attack” In Paris

After the incident yesterday, France’s president François Hollande declared it as a “terror attack.” Yet, unlike other terror attacks that seem to be haunting the world in recent years; yesterday’s tragedy seems to be sparking more emotions from folks across the globe than ever before. One significant reason is the controversy upon freedom of the press and media censorship.

Despite the killing of 10 journalists, Charlie Hebdo has announced that it will continue to publish more cartoons next week. The strongly anti-religious newspaper wrote in a statement:

Freedom of information cannot shrink in the face of barbarity and yield to blackmail by those who assail our democracy and what our republic stands for. In the name of all those who have fallen in the defense of fundamental values, let us continue Charlie Hebdo’s fight for free information.

How have publications around the world reacted to what seemed to be an attack of freedom of the press? From Berlin to New York City, renowned media platforms are taking a stance by putting Charlie Hebdo on their covers today. Below is a list of what you can see from different newsstands around the globe.

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