WATCH: Some media outlets are republishing the cartoons that Charlie Hebdo artists and editors died for, while other outlets are steering clear of the images. Is it wise self-censorship or playing into the hands of those who want to instill fear? Eric Sorensen reports.
TORONTO – Newspapers from around the world paid tribute to the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo the day after masked gunmen stormed its headquarters, killing 12 people.
The publication had previously drawn condemnation from Muslims and had been repeatedly threatened for publishing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, among other controversial cartoons.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called the rampage “a brazen assault on free expression in the heart of Europe.”
“The scale of the violence is appalling. Journalists must now stand together to send the message that such murderous attempts to silence us will not stand,” CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney said in a statement.
In a show of solidarity, many newspapers printed Charlie cartoons on the front page, or ran homages in show of support — while some ran images of the deadly rampage.
Have a look.