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Google donates €250,000 to Charlie Hebdo

Magazine has vowed to print 1m copies of next issue
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Google is donating €250,000 (£195,000) to Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French magazine that was targeted by gunmen this week.

The company’s donation comes from its press innovation fund, while other French publishers are also donating another €250,000 to the magazine.

During the attack, 12 people, including eight journalists and police officers, were killed.

The Guardian reports, Ludovic Blecher, the director of Google IPWA fund for digital innovation, said: “We are a fund for the press. We must enable them to be able to write, even if we don’t agree, it’s a question of diversity of speech.”

As media support grows, Charlie Hebdo staff has vowed to print one million copies of the next issue of the magazine.

The attack is alleged to have been carried out by religious extremists. Two suspects remain at large, while an 18-year-old has been taken into custody.

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