The Free-Speech Philosophies of Charlie Hebdo Staffers

Its journalists knew what they were fighting for—and knew the danger.

People holds pens and posters in the air as they gather in Trafalgar Square in central London to show their respect for the twelve people killed in Paris today in a terrorist attack at the headquarters of satirical publication 'Charlie Hebdo' on January 7, 2015.

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Staffers of Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical newspaper that was attacked Wednesday by masked gunmen, killing 12, including longtime editor Stéphane Charbonnier, often spoke of the anger their work aroused and how they thought about their role. Below is a short compendium of their quotations.

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