Ruth Bender

Paris reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

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Ruth Bender writes about French business and general news from The Wall Street Journal’s Paris bureau. Her coverage areas include consumer issues, advertising and marketing, as well as the telecommunications industry.

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Charlie Hebdo has a long history of courting controversy. It’s managed to offend just about everyone during its nearly 45-year existence.

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