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Understanding Charlie Hebdo

FRENCH CONNECTIONS – Fri. 08.01.16: A year after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, the satirical magazine is alive and kicking and controversial as ever. But one year later, people are still struggling to "get" Charlie, particularly abroad where its brand of humour tends to get lost in translation.

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Join us as we take an in-depth look at Charlie’s mission (to laugh at everything and everyone) and who the satirical magazine actually makes fun of. Is Charlie Hebdo Islamophobic? Is understanding Charlie a question of language and cultural codes?

Charlie Hebdo has become a symbol of freedom of expression, a freedom French people are passionately attached to and eager to defend by proclaiming "Je suis Charlie".

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