Vermont's Cartoonist Laureate Reflects On Charlie Hebdo Killings
The media community has been reeling since gunmen attacked the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo this week. Twelve people were killed at the magazine's office in Paris. Four of them were cartoonists.
The publication had reportedly received threats of violence in the past - particularly for cartoons about Islam and the prophet Muhammed. The killings have sparked an international debate about satire and free speech.
Vermont's Cartoonist Laureate Ed Koren, whose work has appeared for decades in The New Yorker, joined VPR to reflect on the tragedy.