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    French Media Collects $600,000 for Charlie Hebdo Magazine: Reports

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    The Press and Pluralism Fund, has contributed $300,000, with the other half of the funding to be provided by the Digital Press Innovation Fund.

    MOSCOW, January 8 (Sputnik) — French journalists have collected about €500,000 ($600,000) to help continue publishing the Paris-based magazine Charlie Hebdo, which was attacked on Wednesday, the Independent newspaper reported Thursday.

    The Press and Pluralism Fund, established by French newspaper publishers, has contributed €250,000 ($300,000) to keep the magazine running. The other half of the funding is to be provided by the Digital Press Innovation Fund, financed by US corporation Google, the Independent reported on Thursday.

    "They wanted to kill Charlie. Not only they will not succeed, but we want Charlie Hebdo emerge stronger from this tragedy," Francis Morel, CEO of the French newspaper group Les Echos said, addressing journalists in front of the magazine's headquarters.

    The next edition of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo magazine will be published on Wednesday, a week after the attack on its headquarters took place. It is expected that about one million copies are due to be published next week, French newspaper Le Monde said Thursday, citing Richard Malka, the magazine's lawyer.

    The Wednesday attack by alleged Islamic extremists on Charlie Hebdo claimed the lives of 12 people and injured a further 11.

    Thursday was a day of national mourning in France. Flags on French state buildings are being flown at half-mast today and will continue to do so for two more days.


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