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8 January 2015updated 24 Jul 2021 7:23am

In cartoons: the global response to the attack on Charlie Hebdo

How cartoonists around the world reacted to the murder of journalists and cartoonists at the French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo.

By Anoosh Chakelian

Saudi Arabia

(The word in the sand says “Islam”. The word in the think bubble says “Islam” upside-down.)

(Tweet: “Harmed Islam 
Abusing his understanding 
And ill- defined by the World”)



(Words on the wall: “Ratatatatatatatatatatatatat”)


(Neyestani was exiled from Iran a few years ago, and is based in France)


(Words along the top: “In condemnation of the terrorist act that targeted the magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo'”)

(Pencil: “Freedom of speech”, bullet: “Terror”)




(Top right-hand corner: “The terrorist attack on the Satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris”)

Armband: “Freedom of press”

Gun: “Terror”)

(By Stavro Jabra. Facebook post here)

(By Stavro Jabra. Facebook post here)


(“We are very sorry . Still continue to draw, we will take our next issue of Charlie Hebdo…”)

(Penguen is a satirical Turkish magazine)


(“The idiots kill me”)



The Netherlands 


(“Ducks will always fly higher than guns”)

(“Ducks” in French is also slang for newspaper)

(“Oh no, not them…)

(Cartoon: “Today, I am a press cartoonist. Today, I am a journalist. Today, I draw for Charlie Hebdo.”)

(Tweet: “How to draw today? How not to draw today?”)

(“This is a tragedy for France…”)




(“Take up your arms, comrades!)

(“The bullet today. Share and/or comment if you want”).

The US



(Lucille Clerc is French but based in London)

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