3 million copies of new edition of magazine to go on sale
New Charlie Hebdo Magazine – The latest front page of Charlie Hebdo has been released, showing the Prophet Mohammed shedding a tear and holding a Je Suis Charlie sign under the banner “All is forgiven”.
This week’s publication, the first issue of the French satirical weekly since last Wednesday’s deadly attack in Paris, will be offered in 16 languages.
The original paper printed 60,000 copies a week, selling 30,000.
With their headquarters still a crime scene, remaining staff were working with equipment loaned by the Le Monde daily and cash handed out by other French and foreign media.
Charlie Hebdo had been sliding towards bankruptcy before the deadly attack, but since gaining worldwide notoriety in the past few days it has won pledges of support from the French government.
With the attacks the magazine has become a national symbol of free speech.
Huge crowds, including 1.5 million in Paris, took to the streets on Sunday in the biggest rally in French history, many carrying signs saying “Je Suis Charlie“.