Charlie Hebdo kept its line despite threats

French magazine targeted in deadly Paris attack is known for controversial cartoons, including ones involving religion.

    Three heavily armed men have attacked Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine based in Paris, killing at least 12 people, including four cartoonists and two policemen.

    Charlie Hebdo spent the past 20 years lampooning public figures in France and Europe, and was also condemned for its controversial cartoons on organised religion.

    It has drawn repeated threats for its caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, among other controversial sketches.

    Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    Al Jazeera examines three weeks of war from which both Arabs and Israelis claimed to emerge victorious.