Stephane Charbonnier


France reels after the Charlie Hebdo attack kills 12

Neither the occurrence of a terrorist attack nor the deaths of people who were widely loved was easy for France to bear on Wednesday. But as people gather in French cities to mourn, there are hopes that the attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical newspaper will help spark a conversation about radicalism in France.


I grew up with Charlie Hebdo — long live Charlie Hebdo

Growing up in France, I remember my older brothers guffawing behind Charlie Hebdo's pages of vivid cartoons. Many French people may have disliked Charlie Hebdo’s approach — I was not always a fan myself — but its output embodied freedom of speech and freedom of the press. I hope it can find a way forward in spite of this atrocious attack.


'Oh, you know, nobody wants to kill caricaturists like us'


French publisher Arash Derambarsh was just a boy when he first watched cartoonist Jean "Cabu" Cabut on a popular French kids show. As an adult, he went on to publish Cabu's work and that of many of the cartoonists from Charlie Hebdo, including editor-in-chief Stéphane "Charb" Charbonnier.