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Humour and hatred: Charlie Hebdo and the freedom to offend (part 1)

It is not one but three million copies of Charlie Hebdo that will hit the newsstands on Wednesday. But already there are objections to the first cover of the satirical weekly since last week's Paris terror attacks. In the wake of the massacre, a collective cry of "I am Charlie" spread across the world. But does the slogan stigmatise those who do feel offended by cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed? Will Sunday's outpouring of support reverse what can seem like a growing tide of intolerance?

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Produced by Cécile Khindria and Haxie Meyers-Belkin

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