Charlie Hebdo Vows to Publish a Million Copies Next Week

Weekly newspaper will print less than a week after deadly attack.

January 8, 2015, 12:25 PM

— -- The surviving editors and staff at satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo have vowed not to let the deadly attack on their Paris office stop them from publishing a new issue next week, increasing its production to 1 million copies from the usual 50,000 a week.

Patrick Pelloux, a contributor to the magazine and an emergency room doctor, said in an interview on i-Tele that the magazine would come out next week.

"I have come here to tell you that the newspaper will continue because they have not won and Charb, Cabu, Wolinski, Bernard Maris, Honore, Elsa, Tignous, Mustapha and the guard who was killed and was tasked with protecting us have not died in vain," said Pelloux, according to The Associated Press, referencing those who were killed.

Of the 12 people killed by gunman Wednesday, nine were Charlie Hebdo staff or contributors.

The remaining team members are being helped by staff at fellow media outlets and magazines, including the editors of fellow satirical magazine Sine Monthly, which offered to provide content and resources.

"The designers, proofreaders, editors, have responded without hesitation, 'present,'" they said in a translated statement.

Multiple radio, television and newspaper companies met at the French Culture Ministry to discuss helping to publish Charlie Hebdo, according to the Agence-France Presse.

“We have a mission,” Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin said after the meeting, according to the Toronto Star. “We have to organize ourselves so the next edition of Charlie Hebdo comes out.”

An attorney for the magazine said next week's publication will far exceed its normal size with 1 million copies printed. The magazine usually produces 50,000 copies of an issue and has a readership of about 30,000 weekly readers.

The magazine will only be eight pages long, according to the AFP.

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