Months after a deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo turned the French satirical weekly into a free speech icon, a management dispute with a high-profile staff journalist has exposed the internal strains within the newly rich magazine.

Earlier this week, Charlie Hebdo management summoned French-Moroccan journalist Zineb El Rhazoui to a "preliminary meeting" to "remind her of her minimum obligations toward her employer following numerous incidents".

The incidents in question were not specified and the magazine's management has declined media requests to provide details.

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