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As the manhunt for suspected killers continues, France is assessing the consequences of yesterday's slaughter of satirical writers and cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo. On today's Talking Point, US news media are divided over whether to publish the images that led to yesterday's murders.

Photo: Valentina Calà

The Rise of Islamic State

Patrick Cockburn

Producers:
Andrea Brody
Sonya Geis
Benjamin Gottlieb
Katie Cooper

Je Suis Charlie Hebdo: I Am Charlie Hebdo 40 MIN, 16 SEC

As the manhunt for suspected killers continues, France is assessing the consequences of yesterday’s slaughter of satirical writers and cartoonists. The magazine Charlie Hebdo was already under police protection, but the sudden attack has shocked France and the rest of the Western world. Politicians and church leaders have called for national unity, but French Muslims are reporting attacks on mosques in several parts of the country. 

Guests:
Sophie Pedder, Economist magazine (@peddersophie)
Jacques Myard, French National Assembly
Asma Sontani, Université Paris Descarte
Haras Rafiq, Quilliam (@harasrafiq)
Philip Golub, American Universitiy of Paris (@AUPtweets)
Patrick Cockburn, Independent

More:
Economist on France, Europe being braced for commando-style terror attacks
Economist on vilifying all Islam being the wrong way to counter bloody medievalism
TtP discussion on the furor over cartoons mocking Prophet Mohammed (February 6, 2006)

To Publish or Not to Publish: Charlie Hebdo and American Media 9 MIN, 53 SEC

American news media are divided over whether to publish the images that infuriated Muslim extremists and apparently led to yesterday's massacre at Charlie Hebdo. The Washington Post has published a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed saying "100 lashes of the whip if you don't die laughing." The Associated Press, the New York Times, CNN and NBC have declined to publish similar images. What's the relationship between journalism and satire? Do journalists need to take risks in support of satire?

Guests:
Erik Wemple, Washington Post (@ErikWemple)
Roy Peter Clark, Poynter Institute for Media Studies (@RoyPeterClark)

More:
Wemple on why the Washington Post published controversial Charlie Hebdo cartoon
Washington Post on news organizations wrestling with whether to publish cartoons
Washington Post on cartoonists' reaction to Charlie Hebdo massacre
Clark on satire's conflicting kinship with journalism

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