Charlie Hebdo to Publish One Million Copies of Next Issue
Other Media Companies, Google Fund to Help Cover Cost of Giant Print Run
Charlie Hebdo—known for its satirical critique of all forms of authority, be it religion, government or the military—plans a shorter version of the next issue on Wednesday, with eight pages instead of the usual 16, said the magazine’s lawyer, Richard Malka.
However, he said it would publish one million copies. Charlie Hebdo normally sells about 30,000 copies a week.
Other media companies, including Le Monde and Vivendi SA ’s Canal Plus , among others, have offered to help pay for the giant run, he said. Roughly €250,000 ($300,000) will come from a fund Google Inc. set up two years ago to settle a copyright fight with French newspapers, the fund’s director said.
I applaud this decision.
Let’s make sure they get bulletproof glass and the staff and their bodyguards are trained and issued with firearms.
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