Magazine June 22, 2015, Issue

Writing Brave

Zineb El Rhazoui (Oslo Freedom Forum)
A conversation with a staffer at Charlie Hebdo magazine

Oslo — Does Zineb El Rhazoui ever think of going off and leading a quiet life, maybe teaching school somewhere? Must she remain in the fray? “It’s too late for me, regardless. There is a Sword of Damocles hanging over my head.” Wherever she went, whatever she did, her opponents would try to hunt her down and kill her.

Besides, “I owe something to my colleagues. I can’t abandon them,” not after so many were killed. “It’s my duty as a survivor, I think.”

Rhazoui is a journalist, a staff member with Charlie Hebdo. This week, she is participating in the Oslo

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