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Charlie Hebdo
Charlie Hebdo logo.svg
Type Satirical weekly news magazine
Format Berliner
Owner(s) Laurent "Riss" Sourisseau (70%), Éric Portheault (30%)
Founded 1970
Political alignment Left-wing
Ceased publication 1981
Relaunched 1992
Headquarters Paris, France
ISSN 1240-0068

Charlie Hebdo (French for Weekly Charlie) is a French satirical weekly newspaper, featuring cartoons, reports, and jokes. It was founded by Georges Bernier and François Cavanna in 1970.

The stories and cartoons they publish are very left-wing and anarchist, with primarily political satire. Following a long tradition in France, called anti-clericalism, the magazine strongly criticized all religions; it has often published caricatures of Jews, Muslims or Christians (especially Catholics).

The magazine has been the target of three terrorist attacks: in 2011, 2015, and 2020. All of them were presumed to be in response to a number of cartoons that it published controversially depicting Muhammad. In the second of these attacks, 12 people were killed, including publishing director Charb and several other prominent cartoonists.


On 5 May 2015, Charlie Hebdo was awarded the PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award at the PEN American Center Literary Gala in New York City.

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