French satirical printed illustrated edition of Charlie Hebdo was awarded the M100 Media Award, informs German.
The prize M100 Media Award for contribution to the development of freedom of speech, the struggle for human rights and democracy given since 2005. The award ceremony is held in Germany. Last year the award was received by Ukrainian politician Vitali Klitschko, the award also became became the architect Norman foster, the founder of the organization "Doctors without borders" Bernard Kouchner and former Minister of foreign Affairs of Germany Hans-Dietrich Genscher.
The award was presented to the chief editor of the magazine, Gerard Biard during the international conference M100 Sanssouci Colloquium in the German city of Potsdam on Thursday. Bear in his speech spoke in support of the magazine, which has been criticized from world brotherhood for the text of the cartoons depicting a Syrian boy drowned.
"Satire should provoke a shock," said bear, pointing out that Satire is the reality shows.
before the magazine published a caricature depicting a dead Child lying on the sand, next to " so close to the goal." Above it hangs a cafe advertising with the slogan " two children's menu for the price of one ". The child died in early autumn after the boat in which he dwelt together with other refugees, is turned upside down. The photo with the body of a boy, got into all the world media and has caused a wide public resonance.
The editorial policy of the weekly Charlie Hebdo is being built on that for jokes no holds barred. Heroes of cartoons, often very humiliating and painful, became Pope and leaders of different countries.
in January this year after the publication of cartoons of the prophet Mohammed in France was an armed attack on the editor Charlie Hebdo. Two attackers burst into the weekly editorial and opened fire on those standing there. Have lost their lives twelve, and among them Two police officers, the attackers managed to escape.