Boost voor Charlie Hebdo

Charlie Hebdo ziet aantal abonnees stijgen naar 200.000

Aantal abonnees van het Franse satirische weekblad Charlie Hebdo gestegen van 10.000 naar 200.000.

Charlie Hebdo mocht door de aanslag een enorme boest krijgen en ontving sinds de aanslag op 7 januari naast een aanwinst van 190 000 nieuwe abonnees die het totaal op 200 000 brengen ook al voor meer dan 2,3 miljoen euro aan schenkingen. Dat geld gaat naar de families van de twaalf slachtoffers.

Men kan wel zeggen dat de aanslag geen windeieren heeft gelegd voor het weekblad dat helemaal niet op populariteit van de bevolking mocht rekenen en door heel wat mensen liever dood dan levend werd gezien.
Vóór de aanslag verkeerde Charlie Hebdo financieel in zwaar weer. Van het eerste nummer dat na de aanslag verscheen, op 14 januari werden 7,3 miljoen exemplaren gedrukt, in plaats van gewoonlijk 60.000.

De lezers kunnen nu vol verwachtingen uitkijken naar het volgende nummer dat pas op 25 februari verwacht.

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In de nasleep van de Parijse bloedbad eerder in januari, had de redactie van het Turkse dagblad Cumhuriyet een moedige stap genomen en Charlie Hebdo gedrukt in het Turks. Het was een van de twee kranten die toelating hadden gekregen om inhoud van het satirisch blad te mogen afdrukken. De leiders van de islamitische gewortelde AK-partij verklaarden dat hun volgelingen alleen  hun democratische rechten uitvoerden bij het organizeren van vreedzame protesten, en gewoon gebruik maakten van juridische middelen om godslastering te betwisten .

De chief executive editor van Dagelijkse Cumhuriyet is nu echter ontheven van zijn taken met ingang van de eerste februari, nadat de politie een inval in de drukkerij hadden uitgevoerd.
Duizenden protesteerden aan de voorkant van de krant haar hoofdkwartier, en duizende doodsbedreigingen kwamen tot de medewerkers en journalisten van de krant.

Utku Çakırözer die eerder in september 2014 begonnen was als hoofdredacteur van het dagblad heeft nu om de gemoederen te bedaren ontslag genomen.

Als tegenprestatie voor de betogers tegen de krant namen enkele NGO’s het op voor de krant en haar vrijheid voor publiceren.

After thousands of death threats targeting the journalists and staff of Cumhuriyet, and several attempts to attack, some NGOs had organized a support rally and distributed Cumhuriyet on streets in Istanbul.

 

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  • Cumhuriyet Daily’s Administration Relieved of Duty after Charlie Hebdo Publication (revolution-news.com)
    In the aftermath of the Paris Massacre earlier in January, Cumhuriyet Daily had taken a courageous step and printed Charlie Hebdo in Turkish. It was one of the two newspapers that were allowed to print content, and they attracted the outrage by islamist groups in Turkey. With the news of Cumhuriyet printing Charlie Hebdo in Turkish getting revealed, leaders from the islamist-rooted governing AK Party declared that their followers only should carry out their democratic rights and organize peaceful protests, never turn violent, and simply use judicial means to contest blasphemy.
  • Protesters in Istanbul burn copies of newspaper which published Charlie Hebdo cartoons – video (theguardian.com)
    Dozens of protesters demonstrate in Istanbul on Wednesday against pro-secular newspaper Cumhuriyet which published translated versions of Charlie Hebdo cartoons. The protesters burned copies of the paper and said its employees ‘will pay for what they did’. They also expressed support for the Kouachi brothers who carried out the attack on the French satirical magazine’s offices, killing 12 people
  • PAS Youth threatens protest against France if Charlie Hebdo not punished (malaysia-today.net)
    PAS Youth today demanded France censure satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for its cartoons of Prophet Muhammad, vowing to protest against the European nation if it continues its “leniency” towards the magazine that was attacked by Islamist gunmen.

    After delivering a memorandum to the French Embassy here today, PAS Youth chief Suhaizan Kaiat (pic) expressed disappointment at the French government’s defence of the magazine.

    “While I do not condone the killing of the staff in Charlie Hebdo, I think the (French) government should not defend a publication that depicts the Prophet in caricatures,” Suhaizan said.

    “We do not think they should allow such gross caricatures that go against Islamic teachings and practices.”

    In the memorandum, PAS Youth demanded that France issue a statement condemning Charlie Hebdo, and to hold religious dialogues to dispel misunderstandings among the Muslims and non-Muslims in the country.

  • Poll: Five out of six Palestinians say Israel may have aided Paris attacks (jta.org)
    The vast majority of Palestinian respondents to a survey believe Israel may have played a role in the terror attacks in France this month.

    Conducted by the Palestinian Maan News Agency, the poll found that 84 percent of Palestinians said the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine and Hyper Cacher supermarket in early January were “suspicious, and that Israel may be behind it,” according to Palestinian Media Watch, an Israeli NGO that monitors Palestinian media.

  • Christian school in Pakistan ransacked in response to Charlie Hebdo cartoons (catholicherald.co.uk)
    Hundreds of Muslim students, armed with iron bars and sticks, have ransacked a Christian school in northern Pakistan in protest at blasphemous cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo.

    300 Muslim students stormed the Christian boys’ school in the city of Bannu, in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in northern Pakistan, demanding its closure and injuring four students.

    The protesting students entered the Panel High School after jumping its outer walls and forcing open the gates.

    The school has been closed for two days and the headmaster has decided to take additional security measures.

  • Turkey Rocked By Charlie Hebdo Cover (wsj.com)
    A Turkish court on Wednesday blocked access to some websites featuring the latest Charlie Hebdo magazine cover depicting the Prophet Muhammad, as security forces were deployed to guard the offices of Cumhuriyet newspaper after the secular-minded daily published excerpts from the magazine.
  • Turkish prosecutors probe newspaper for publishing Charlie Hebdo excerpts (dailymail.co.uk)
    Cumhuriyet, a secular opposition newspaper, printed parts of Charlie Hebdo in an insert on Wednesday, one of five international editions of the satirical newspaper.
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    Muslim clerics in the Middle East have denounced last week’s attack on Charlie Hebdo but criticised the weekly for publishing new cartoons depicting Islam’s Prophet Mohammad in its first issue after the killings.

    Cumhuriyet dedicated four of its pages to Charlie Hebdo articles and cartoons on Wednesday. It printed small, black-and-white versions of the cover – a cartoon of a tearful Mohammad – in two of its columns, but did not use the image in the special section itself.

  • A new website explains Charlie Hebdo cartoons for Americans (vox.com)
    The cartoons in Charlie Hebdo can be a little bit tough for people outside the Francophone world to grasp. The magazine’s brand of satire is peculiarly French and often references issues that aren’t well known outside the Francophone world.
  • Police check Turkish newspaper over Charlie Hebdo cartoons, allow distribution to proceed (foxnews.com)
    Police intensified security outside Cumhuriyet’s headquarter and printing center as a precaution.

    The state-run Anadolu Agency said a few pro-Islamic students staged a protest outside the paper’s office in Ankara denouncing its decision to print Charlie Hebdo cartoons.

  • Turkey opens probe against columnists over Mohammed cartoon (news.yahoo.com)
    The prosecutors were investigating Cumhuriyet columnists Ceyda Karan and Hikmet Cetinkaya on suspicion of “inciting public hatred and insulting religious values”, the official Anatolia news agency reported.
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    The edition did not include the controversial front cover of the Prophet Mohammed that has angered Muslims around the world.

    But a smaller version of the cartoon was included twice inside the newspaper, on pages 5 and 12, to illustrate columns on the subject by Cetinkaya and Karan.

    The investigation came as Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu condemned the publication of cartoons of the Muslim prophet as an “open provocation”, warning that Turkey would not tolerate insults against Mohammed.

    “Freedom of the press does not mean freedom to insult,” said Davutoglu. “We do not allow any insult to the prophet in this country,” he added.

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About Marcus Ampe

Retired dancer, choreographer, choreologist Founder of the Dance impresario office and archive: Danscontact-Dansarchief plus the Association for Bible scholars, the Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" and "From Guestwriters" and creator of the site "Messiah for all". - Gepensioneerd danser, choreograaf, choreoloog. Stichter van Danscontact-Dansarchief plus van de Vereniging voor Bijbelvorsers, de Lifestyle magazines "Stepping Toes" en "From Guestwriters" en maker van de site "Messiah for all".
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