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Charlie Hebdo is starting a German edition

the front page of the new issue of sold-out satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo
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Ich bin Charlie.
  • Ana Campoy
By Ana Campoy

Deputy editor, global finance and economics

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Charlie Hebdo’s biting political cartoons will soon be available in German.

The French satirical magazine, which was targeted by terrorists last year, will start printing a German translation of its French content on Dec. 1, Deutsche Welle reports. Material originally created in German will follow, but the magazine does not plan to open an office in Germany. The German edition, its first international venture, will cost €4 ($4.22).

The publication’s irreverent brand of journalism is in high demand in Germany, according to a spokesperson who talked to the German news agency. About 1,000 copies of the French magazine are currently sold in Germany each week.

Charlie Hebdo is perhaps best known for its controversial cartoons of the prophet Mohammed, which are believed to have prompted the 2015 attack in which 12 people were killed. But it’s an equal-opportunity provocateur. Last year, it published two brutal cartoons of dead refugee children washing up on Turkey’s coast denouncing Europe’s response to the migrant crisis.

Expect it to continue its longstanding tradition of offending and shocking in German.

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