Arab Today, arab today 2 months after attack splits at charlie hebdo over money
Last Updated : GMT 10:09:25
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

2 months after attack, splits at Charlie Hebdo over money

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today 2 months after attack, splits at Charlie Hebdo over money

Charlie Hebdo
Paris - AFP

Two months after the jihadist attack in which staff at the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo were murdered, a split has emerged in the newsroom over the nearly 30 million euros received since the killings.
Eleven staff members have called for all employees to become equal shareholders in the magazine, setting them up for a battle with the current management.
Charlie Hebdo is currently 40 percent owned by the parents of Charb, the former director of the magazine who was killed in the January 7 attacks, 40 percent by cartoonist Riss, who is recovering in hospital from shoulder wounds and 20 percent by joint manager Eric Portheault.
But one of the Charlie Hebdo journalists, Laurent Leger, stunned the editorial conference on Wednesday by announcing the creation of a group to open talks on an equal division of the magazine's capital.
The group includes Patrick Pelloux, a Charlie Hebdo columnist who provided one of the most powerful images from a Paris march against terrorism four days after the attacks when he fell sobbing into the arms of President Francois Hollande.
Until the attacks, Charlie Hebdo was teetering on the verge of bankruptcy and was selling only around 30,000 copies a week.
But a "survivors' issue" published a week after the attacks flew off the shelves and ended up selling seven million copies.
In addition, the magazine was also inundated with donations as it became a symbol of free speech and the Twitter hashtag #jesuischarlie became known worldwide.
On January 7, two Islamist brothers stormed into the magazine's central Paris offices, spraying bullets,  saying they were taking revenge for Charlie Hebdo's depiction of prophet Mohammed, seen as highly offensive by Muslims.
They then shot a policeman outside the offices, bringing the total death toll to 12.
The attack was the first wave in a series of killings to rock the French capital. Amedy Coulibaly shot dead a policewoman the day after and then killed four Jews in a kosher supermarket.
- 'More harm than good' -
A lawyer representing the magazine's management, who declined to be named, said: "All this money is doing more harm than good."
"Riss is still in hospital. Charb's share has been frozen by his heirs ... it makes you think of a funeral when the relatives are bickering over grandma's jewels on the way back from the cemetery," the lawyer said.
"Our first thought has to be to get a paper out every Wednesday. Then we have tax issues to resolve, as donations are taxed at 60 percent," he added.
"The donations are going to the victims' families. The proceeds from the sales are going into the magazine's coffers. They will be used to create a foundation, notably to teach freedom of expression in schools."
Laurent Leger, who wrote a letter to management obtained by AFP, said that these were "internal discussions" at the weekly.
But he said in his letter that a more equal division of the funds would allow more "transparency".
"The wider the control, the more decisions will be taken collectively and that's better for everyone," he wrote.
The initiative sparked a lively debate in the editorial conference.
One Charlie Hebdo staffer, who is not part of the group demanding equal shares, accused the others of "talking about (Charb's) money when the maggots haven't even finished eating him."
"Charb's share isn't going to disappear if you're worried about that. Riss isn't going to leave with the till under his arm and Eric hasn't opened a Swiss bank account," said this staffer.

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today 2 months after attack splits at charlie hebdo over money Arab Today, arab today 2 months after attack splits at charlie hebdo over money

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today 2 months after attack splits at charlie hebdo over money Arab Today, arab today 2 months after attack splits at charlie hebdo over money

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid

GMT 06:49 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

EasyJet, Lufthansa among seven to bid
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Israeli court convicts Palestinians of 2016

GMT 04:39 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Israeli court convicts Palestinians of 2016
Arab Today, arab today Iran's Facebook shuts down

GMT 23:50 2017 Monday ,16 October

Iran's Facebook shuts down
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Sidem reveals plan to improve education

GMT 15:52 2017 Friday ,06 October

Sidem reveals plan to improve education
Arab Today, arab today British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman
Arab Today, arab today Three killed, 360,000 without power

GMT 05:11 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Three killed, 360,000 without power
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars

GMT 06:56 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars
Arab Today, arab today Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs

GMT 10:53 2017 Sunday ,15 October

Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs
Arab Today, arab today Anoshka happy for reactions to her talk show

GMT 12:33 2017 Friday ,13 October

Anoshka happy for reactions to her talk show
Arab Today, arab today India to close colonial-era military farms

GMT 18:49 2017 Monday ,16 October

India to close colonial-era military farms

GMT 10:55 2017 Thursday ,12 October

Safaa Sultan happy for “Love School”

GMT 10:37 2017 Thursday ,12 October

Cara Delevingne accuses Weinstein

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 12:02 2017 Saturday ,14 October

Conservation cutbacks put Brazil's

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 12:25 2017 Saturday ,14 October

Squeeze on UK health gives advanced

GMT 07:02 2017 Sunday ,15 October

German minister sparks uproar

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 03:59 2017 Sunday ,15 October

US mobile carriers Sprint, T-Mobile to merge

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday