French Police Kill Brothers Kouachi, Charlie Hebdo Attackers, Ending Hostage Situation

At approximately 17:15, January 9, the police assaulted the Dammartin-en-Goële printing shop where the two brothers were holed up. They were both killed and their hostage freed according to AP. At the same time, the police assaulted a butcher shop in Porte de Vincennes, Paris, where a presumed accomplice took at least one hostage in support of the Kouachi brothers. Similarly, numerous hostages at the Porte de Vincennes location were rescued.

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Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei - Professor of Communication at Purdue University - studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei's teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

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