Charlie Hebdo 'feels alone' in its fight to poke fun at the world

Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical weekly propelled to global notoriety when its cartoonists were shot dead by jihadist gunmen a year ago on Thursday, fears it has been abandoned in its struggle to “laugh at everything”, one of the survivors of the attack said. In the wake of the killing of eight of its staff, two policemen and two other men on January 7, 2015, Charlie Hebdo became one of the best-known publications in the world and the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie flashed across social networks. A month before the attack, Charlie Hebdo was close to shutting down as sales had dipped below 30,000.

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