Around the world, comic provocateurs echo Charlie Hebdo in saying the unsayable

January 15, 2015 12:00 PM

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LONDON – Charlie Hebdo, the satirical weekly that lost 12 staff in a terrorist gun attack last week, is one of a diverse group of publications and comics around the world determined to push the boundaries of taste and acceptable expression. Lauded by fans for saying the unsayable, some have also been criticized for perceived bigotry and faced prosecution.

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