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A Million Copies Of Charlie Hebdo Will Be Published On Wednesday To Show "Stupidity Will Not Win"

The news was announced by the publication's lawyer. UPDATED: The Guardian Media Group has offered £100,000 towards the issue's publication after previous donations by Google and French newspaper publishers.

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Le Monde has reported that 1 million copies of Charlie Hebdo will be published on Wednesday.

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Les Echos reported that the mass publication will be joint-funded by Presse et Pluralisme – an association run by French newspaper publishers – and the search engine giant Google. Both organisations will reportedly donate €250,000.

The Guardian Media Group has now offered £100,000.

Guardian Media Group has pledged £100k donation to Charlie Hebdo to help ensure it's not silenced. Google giving $300k

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Guardian Media Group has pledged £100k donation to Charlie Hebdo to help ensure it's not silenced. Google giving $300k

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According to The Guardian, the average weekly circulation for Charlie Hebdo is about 45,000. The update was announced by Richard Malka, the satirical newspaper's lawyer.

Selon Richard Malka, l'avocat du journal, Charlie Hebdo sortira bien mercredi prochain, et sera tiré à un million d'exemplaires.

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Selon Richard Malka, l'avocat du journal, Charlie Hebdo sortira bien mercredi prochain, et sera tiré à un million d'exemplaires.

12:38 PM - 08 Jan 15ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Columnist Patrick Pelloux told local media: "It's very hard. We are all suffering, with grief, with fear, but we will do it anyway because stupidity will not win." He said the remaining team would meet soon.

Martin Rowson, the chairman of the British Cartoonists' Association, called on his colleagues to donate free cartoons. He wrote in the Guardian:

Charlie Hebdo is planning to continue printing its magazine next week. As chairman of the British Cartoonists' Association, I am calling on my fellow cartoonists to join me in donating a free drawing. We should support them materially. We must also make a statement.

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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