Charlie Hebdo – calls for people to subscribe in support of satirical weekly
Share article:
Share article:

Charlie Hebdo – calls for people to subscribe in support of satirical weekly

©Belga
©Belga

Numerous appeals were launched on Thursday through social networks and the internet, by people asking friends to subscribe to the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo as an act of support after the attack perpetrated at its offices on Wednesday. “Let’s launch a campaign of support for Charlie Hebdo. Buy it! Subscribe! Support the magazine, and the brave journalists who have always dared to put into words, openly and cleverly, what many really think (…). Let’s support those who are still alive today! This weekly stood out in the depressing arena of a submissive press trying to be ‘politically correct’,” said an email that went viral on Wednesday.

Hashtags #abonnement (subscription) and #CharlieHebdo are being widely followed and shared on Twitter, where calls for new subscriptions to Charlie Hebdo have multiplied in the past few hours.

On Facebook, new pages called “Subscription in support of Charlie Hebdo and against terrorism” and “Support Charlie Hebdo by subscribing” were created on Wednesday afternoon and already have several hundred followers.

Information about subscriptions is available on www.viapresse.com, the official press website for magazine subscriptions. Describing the weekly, Viapresse writes: “Because Charlie Hebdo does not give in to death threats. Because Charlie Hebdo does not give in to terrorism. Because Charlie Hebdo does not bow before God. Because Charlie Hebdo  is only accountable to its readers,” according to the website. Prices vary between 49.50 euros for 6 months and 166.50 euros for 2 years.

(Source: Belga)  

Latest news

Non-urgent care once again postponed in some hospitals
As the worsening coronavirus situation in Belgium is starting to take its toll on hospitals, it has been confirmed non-urgent care will once again be ...
Brussels Airport warns autumn holidaymakers to arrive early
Passengers leaving from Brussels Airport this autumn have been advised to factor in extra time to account for longer than normal check-in times and ...
27,000 Belgian taxpayers to pay more after incorrect tax break
About 27,000 taxpayers who wrongly received a tax reduction in the last three years due to an error by the tax administration will have to pay what ...
Wallonia launches first major survey for cyclist satisfaction
Following in the footsteps of France and Flanders, the Wallonia Region of Belgium is launching its first major satisfaction survey on municipal ...
After 5 rescues in 2 days, hundreds of migrants take shelter in Italy
After five rescues in less than two days, almost 400 migrants aboard the Geo Barents search and rescue ship in the Central Mediterranean, operated by ...
Belgian wind farm closed down to save migrants floating in sea
A wind farm near Zeebrugge had to be shut down on Wednesday morning as more than 25 migrants had been adrift in its vicinity off the Belgian coast ...
Cinemas will require Covid Safe Ticket from Friday
The Covid Safe Ticket (CST) will be required to attend cinemas across Belgium from Friday, which marks the start of the autumn holidays, the ...
Strong warnings issued ahead of climate change summit
New and updated climate commitments fall far short of what is needed to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement, leaving the world on track for a ...
Disastrous year for Belgian beekeepers
Belgian beekeepers have experienced a disastrous year, with honey production 50 to 60 percent lower than last year due to heavy rainfall during ...
New measures for schools considered as situation becomes ‘untenable’
Belgium's various education partners met on Wednesday to discuss additional measures to implement in schools as the coronavirus situation worsens in ...
Belgium in Brief: Back To Masks
I really hope you didn't throw out all your masks. You'll be needing them again. Now I do appreciate that this isn't a huge change for ...
Belgium a climate slowcoach as EU reveals emissions progress
The European Union is on track to pass its first big climate test, according to new figures published this week. But Belgium has been singled out for ...