Rebuilding trust, one year after Charlie Hebdo attacks

One year ago, four million people lined the streets of French cities to pay their respects to the victims of the terror attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices and a kosher supermarket in the capital. France stood united against the jihadists' barbarity, but uncertain of the future.


How could French citizens have committed such massacres in the name of religion? Was the French Republic’s ideal of building a common society broken beyond repair? FRANCE 24's reporters went to the northeastern nineteenth district of Paris, a multi-ethnic neighbourhood with large Jewish and Muslim communities. This area was also home to some French jihadists, most notably the Kouachi brothers who decimated the Charlie Hebdo newsroom.

In this Paris district, civil society groups have long been working to build bridges and dialogue between communities, but since the Paris attacks, their efforts have become more crucial than ever.

A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Elom Marcel Toble.

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