CHARB

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Journalist, Drawer, Cartoonist, Scriptwriter of comics

FrenchBorn Stéphane CHARBONNIER

Satirical journalist, cartoonist, killed in the attack on Charlie-Hebdo

Born on August 21, 1967 in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Yvelines , France

Died on January 7, 2015 in Paris , France

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Stéphane Charbonnier; 21 August 1967 – 7 January 2015), better known as Charb ([?a?b]), was a French satirical caricaturist and journalist. He was assassinated by Islamic terrorists during the Charlie Hebdo shooting on 7 January 2015



He worked for several newspapers and magazines, joining Charlie Hebdo in 1992 and becoming the director of publication in 2009. Due to the publication of Muhammad cartoons, Charb became subject to death threats from Islamists. From the time the magazine was firebombed in 2011, he lived under police protection until his assassination. The police officer protecting Charb on 7 January 2015 was also killed by the Islamists.

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