#JeSuisCharlie photos, videos and tributes: journalists stand in solidarity

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This story is developing. We will continue to update it as we gather more information.

Meanwhile, we are gathering solidarity messages sent from jounalists, journalists’ unions, NGOs and supporters in Europe and around the world. Read and send your solidarity message at the commentary box of this post at the bottom of this page.

Updates:

Brussels’ press corps pays tribute to Charlie Hebdo journalists. See video from Belga :

08/01/2014: In this video, Belgian cartoonists (Kroll, Cécile Bertrand, Sondron, Marec, Samuel, Dubus,…) were joined by AGJPB-ABVV (Journalists Union of Belgium) members and Brussels based European journalists at Cartoonist.be cultural center to pay tribute to Charlie Hebdo :

Solidarity action organised by IFJ, EFJ and French unions (SNJ, SNJ-CGT, CFGT) in Paris outside Charlie Hebdo’s office.

Good turn out for this morning’s solidarity action. Thank you for all your support!

7 journalists and 3 media workers were confirmed dead among the 12 killed victims in the Charlie Hebdo Shooting. They are:

1. Bernard Verlhac, (known as Tignous), cartoonist
2. Bernard Maris, (known as Uncle Bernard), economist and cartoonist
3. Elsa Cayat, a psychoanalyst and essayist
4. Georges Wolinski, cartoonist
5. Jean Cabut, (known as Cabu), cartoonist
6. Moustapha Ourrad, copy editor
7. Philippe Honoré, (known as Honoré), cartoonist
8. Stephane Charbonnier (known as Charb), cartoonist
9. Franck Brinsolaro, private body guard/media worker
10. Michel Renaud, visitor and former director of the Mayor Clermont
11. Frédéric Boisseau, janitor
12. Ahmed Merabet, police officer

A minute of silence will be held at the entrance of the International Press Centre at Residence Palace (155 Rue de la Loi) tomorrow at 11am to remember journalists who were killed today at Charlie Hedbo.

Solidarity Messages:You can put down your condolences for the families and friends of the killed journalists at Charlie Hebdo in the commentary box below. You can also post picture of your solidarity action.

“Charlie Hebdo” shooting: a barbaric act against media freedom

(Brussels, 7.1.2015) “The ‘massacre’ which took place today at the premises of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris is a barbaric act of violence against journalists and media freedom,” says the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ).

According to the latest media reports, twelve people were killed in the shooting. Among them, nine are journalists and two are policemen, according to media reports. Media reported that at least two armed, hooded gunmen have taken part in the shooting at the office of Charlie Hebdo at 11.30am today.

The EFJ has expressed its deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims. The EFJ President, Mogens Blicher Bjerregaard, will travel to Paris later today or tomorrow to honour the victims and get in touch with the journalists’ unions in France for support actions to the families of the victims.

The EFJ has condemned this barbaric act of violence against journalists and media freedom. It has called on the French authorities to make every effort to punish this horrific crime.

“This is not only an attack on journalists but also an attack on the freedom of the media. Journalists today are facing greater dangers and threats,” says Blicher Bjerregaard.

In 2014, 118 journalists and media workers died for doing their jobs. In Europe, 9 journalists were killed and they were taken place mostly in Ukraine.

In view of this horrific attack, the EFJ reiterates its call on national governments, the European Union and intergovernmental organisations (including the Council of Europe and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe – OSCE) to intensify their efforts in ensuring the protection of journalists in Europe.

Solidarity Messages

You can put down your condolences for the families and friends of the killed journalists at Charlie Hebdo in the commentary box below.

Solidarity message from the Confederation of Trade Unions of Turquey: Nos condoléances

Solidarity message from Education International:Solidarity with Charlie Hebdo

— GazetecilerSendikası (@tgs_org_tr) January 7, 2015

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  • James Overton (NUJ Paris)

    07/01/2015 at 2:25 pm Reply

    Appalled by this brutal attack in Paris and thinking of the journalists, cartoonists and police officers shot down in cold blood today: courageous journalists who used humour against opponents of democracy peace and freedom and brave officers overwhelmed by the violence of the terrorist assault.

  • The Union of Journalists on Finland condemns the cowardly attac in strongest terms. http://m.aamulehti.fi/kotimaa/sjln-puheenjohtaja-lehden-veriloylysta-kaikkia-asioita-pitaa-pystya-kasittelemaa?v=1

  • Russian Journalists' Union

    07/01/2015 at 2:36 pm Reply

    Dear friends,

    We are overwhelmed with grief and shocked by the tragic news of Charlie Hebdo attack. Please accept and pass our sincerest condolences to colleagues, families and friends of killed journalists. This mad crime, this attack on journalism should be immediately investigated with great care and the perpetrators must be brought before the law. Our thoughts are with you this day.

    On behalf of the RUJ staff and members,

    Vsevolod Bogdanov,

    Nadezda Azgikhina

    Tim Shafir

  • L’AJP est profondément choquée par l’attaque barbare qui a frappé des collègues français de Charlie Hebdo ce mercredi 07 janvier 2015. Le carnage lâche et abominable dont les journalistes, dessinateurs de presse et policiers ont été victimes est la négation de toutes nos valeurs de démocratie et de liberté d’expression.

    L’attaque qui s’est déroulée devant le siège de Charlie Hebdo, dans le quartier de la Bastille à Paris, a fait au moins 12 morts, parmi lesquels les dessinateurs de presse Cabu, Charb, Tignous et Wolinski.
    L’AJP présente ses condoléances aux familles des victimes et invite ses membres à s’associer à la minute de silence que la Fédération européenne des journalistes (FEJ) organisera ce jeudi 08 janvier, à 11 heures, dans le hall du Résidence palace (155 rue de la Loi à Bruxelles).

  • Argentina – Salta Press Union

    07/01/2015 at 2:41 pm Reply

    En mi carácter de secretaria general del Sindicato de Prensa de Salta, República Argentina, manifiesto mi sentido pésame, como el de mis afiliados por el atentado que tuvo por víctimas a los colegas periodistas del Charlie Hebdo, lamentando profundamente que los gobiernos del mundo desatiendan la seguridad de los trabajadores de prensa. Manifiesto nuestra total solidaridad con uds. Saludos cordiales, Alejandra Paredes Periodista Salta, Arg

  • France – SNJ-CGT (French Journalists' Union)

    07/01/2015 at 2:45 pm Reply

    La CGT horrifiée par l’attentat meurtrier à Charlie-Hebdo

    Après l’odieux attentat ayant fait plus d’une dizaine de morts et plusieurs blessés au siège de l’hebdomadaire Charlie-Hebdo, ce mercredi matin, la direction confédérale de la CGT et le SNJ-CGT, horrifiés, tiennent à assurer l’ensemble des journalistes et des personnels du journal, ainsi que tous leurs proches, de leur totale solidarité.
    Profondément choquée par cet acte odieux, attristée et en colère, la CGT rappelle et salue le courage de ces hommes et ces femmes qui chaque jour, chaque semaine, malgré les intimidations et les menaces, défendent la liberté de pensée et la liberté d’expression dans notre pays.
    Elle souhaite que les assassins soient au plus vite arrêtés et jugés, et que toute la lumière soit faite sur leurs motivations ainsi que sur les conditions ayant permis que le siège de l’hebdomadaire ait pu être ainsi attaqué.
    Nous appelons à un rassemblement à 17h place de la République
    Montreuil, mercredi 7 janvier 2015

  • Italie – FNSI (Italian Journalists' Union)

    07/01/2015 at 2:47 pm Reply

    Federazione Nazionale della Stampa Italiana
    Roma, 7 gennaio 2015
    Prot. n. 2/C
    Il Segretario Generale della Federazione Nazionale della Stampa Italiana, Franco Siddi, ha dichiarato:
    « Orrore e profonda indignazione per il vile e feroce assalto a colpi di kalashnikov alla redazione di Charlie Hebdo a Parigi ad opera di terroristi. Un attentato alla libertà di informazione che, ad ora, è costato la vita a dodici persone e a non meno di venti feriti. Un vero abominio che la Fnsi condanna durissimamente e che, assieme alla Federazione Internazionale dei Giornalisti (Ifj) saprà essere vicina ai colleghi del settimanale così orrendamente colpiti e a tutti i giornalisti di Francia ».

  • France – CFDT (French Journalists' Union))

    07/01/2015 at 2:48 pm Reply

    CARNAGE MEURTRIER À « CHARLIE-HEBDO »: DÉGOÛT ET COLÈRE

    La Fédération Communication Conseil Culture CFDT exprime son dégoût et sa colère suite à l’attaque à l’arme lourde du local de « Charlie Hebdo » ayant provoqué un carnage sanglant avec douze morts selon le dernier bilan et plusieurs blessés dans un état grave.
    La démocratie est attaquée à travers un de ses piliers fondamentaux qu’est la liberté de la presse. C’est cette liberté essentielle qui était visée déjà en 2013 lors de la fusillade dans les locaux de « Libération » ou l’agression dans ceux de « BFM-TV ».
    Aujourd’hui, le carnage perpétré à « Charlie-Hebdo » franchit une étape supplémentaire dans l’escalade de la violence et la terreur. Cet attentat terroriste est le plus important que la France ait eu à subir depuis des décennies…
    Pour sa part, et plus spécifiquement dans le cadre de la défense intransigeante de la liberté de la presse face à toutes les menaces obscurantistes, la F3C CFDT s’associera à toute initiative pour exprimer sa colère face à l’horreur et sa solidarité à l’égard de nos collègues.
    La F3C CFDT adresse ses condoléances aux familles et proches des victimes, ainsi qu’à l’ensemble des salariés de Charlie-Hebdo.

  • Germany– DJV ( German Journalists' Union)

    07/01/2015 at 2:53 pm Reply

    DJV entsetzt über Anschlag auf Charlie Hebdo

    Berlin, 7.01.2015 – Mit Entsetzen hat der Deutsche Journalisten-Verband auf den Terrorakt gegen die französische Satirezeitschrift Charlie Hebdo reagiert. DJV-Bundesvorsitzender Michael Konken sprach den Angehörigen der elf Toten das Beileid aller 36.000 Mitglieder des Deutschen Journalisten-Verbands aus. Den Verletzten wünschte er eine möglichst schnelle Genesung. Nach ersten Berichten drangen zwei schwer bewaffnete Täter am Morgen in die Redaktionsräume der islamkritischen Zeitschrift ein und schossen um sich. Dabei sollen elf Menschen den Tod gefunden haben. Zehn weitere Redaktionsmitarbeiter sollen verletzt worden sein. Die Täter befänden sich auf der Flucht, hieß es.

    „Das ist ein Anschlag auf das Grundrecht der Presse- und Meinungsfreiheit“, sagte Konken. „Es ist unfassbar, dass in einem demokratischen und freiheitlichen Land eine Satirezeitschrift in den Fokus von Fanatikern geraten kann, die mit brutalsten Mitteln versuchen, islamkritische Standpunkte zu unterdrücken.“ Der DJV- Vorsitzende appellierte an die französischen Sicherheitsbehörden, die Täter so schnell wie möglich dingfest zu machen.

  • United Kingdom - NUJ (National Union of Journalists)

    07/01/2015 at 2:55 pm Reply

    The assassination of journalists at Charlie Hebdo, cynically targeted on press day to maximise casualties, took place on press day, is an attempt to assassinate the free press. Our hearts go out to the families of the 10 journalists and police officers killed in this despicable raid. The newspaper had already been the subject of attacks by people who want to supress democracy and freedom of speech. These journalists have now paid with their lives; the perpetrators must swiftly be brought to justice. Supporters of free speech and civil liberties must stand together with governments to condemn this act and defend the right of all journalists to do their job without fear of threats, intimidation and brutal murder.

    Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ general secretary

  • Thomas Spence, Norwegian Union of Journalists

    07/01/2015 at 2:56 pm Reply

    A black day for journalists and freedom of Expression. Our deep felt condolences to colleaugues and families of the killed journalists. Let us honour them by not giving in to threats and attacks.

  • Netherlands - NVJ

    07/01/2015 at 3:00 pm Reply
  • Norway – NJ (Norwegian Union of Journalists)

    07/01/2015 at 3:01 pm Reply

    Svart dag for ytrings- friheten

    En alvorlig og uhyggelig hendelse. Dette er en svart dag for journalister og ytringsfriheten, sier NJs leder Thomas Spence om angrepet på redaksjonen i det satiriske ukebladet Charlie Hedbo i Paris.

    Svart dag for ytrings- friheten

    Han frykter udåden kan føre til frykt, redsel og selvsensur i redaksjoner av frykt for å bli angrepet av ekstremister.

    Frie, kritiske redaksjoner er en del av fundamentet for et levende demokrati. Derfor må alle som vil forsvare demokratiet hindre at lignende skjer igjen. Også i Norge opplever vi at journalister trues og trakasseres både i sosiale medier, og gjennom konkrete trusler. Myndigheter og påtalemyndighet må arbeide for å hindre lignende handlinger i Norge, og alle trusler mot journalister og redaksjoner må følges opp med etterforskning og nedleggelse av strenge påstander for domstolene, sier han.

  • Theodros YeshiArega

    07/01/2015 at 3:12 pm Reply

    Mes pensées vont à ceux qui ont perdu leur vie à cette crime odieux et de leurs familles endeuillées #JeSuisCharlie— TheodrosየሺYeshiArega (@iREFUGEEE) January 7, 2015

  • Spain – FESP (Spanish Federation of Journalist's Union)

    07/01/2015 at 3:20 pm Reply

    Brutal atentado en París contra Charlie Hebdo

  • Sweden - SJ (Swedish Journalists' Union)

    07/01/2015 at 3:22 pm Reply

    Jonas Nordling: « Avskyvärt dåd mot det fria ordet »

    Den franska satirtidningen Charlie Hebdo utsattes på onsdagen för en väpnad attack där tolv personer dödats och ytterligare tio personer skadats.

    − Attacken mot Charlie Hebdo är ett avskyvärt dåd mot det fria ordet, och visar på journalisters utsatthet. Pressfriheten måste hela tiden försvaras. Journalistförbundet fördömer detta vansinnesdåd och vi sänder våra kondoleanser till de anhöriga, säger Jonas Nordling, ordförande för Journalistförbundet.

  • Switzerland – impressum – die Schweizer JournalistInnen (Journalist's Unions from Switzerland)

    07/01/2015 at 3:23 pm Reply

    Schweizer Journalisten trauern um getötete Kolleginnen und Kollegen von „Charlie Hebdo“. Massaker wird aufs Schärfste verurteilt. Der heutige Anschlag hat mindestens 12 Menschenleben gefordert. Die Karikaturistinnen, Karikaturisten, Journalistinnen und Journalisten sind zutiefst erschüttert und sprechen den Angehörigen der Opfer ihr tiefstes Beileid aus. Wir verurteilen den brutalsten Angriff auf die Presse- und Meinungsäusserungsfreiheit aufs Schärfste und fordern die kompromisslose Strafverfolgung aller Verantwortlichen.

  • Danemark – DJ (Danish Union of Journalists)

    07/01/2015 at 3:25 pm Reply

    Mogens Blicher Bjerregård, EFJ President

    I send all my thougths to our colleagues in France and in particular at Charlie Hebdo. It is terrible – and now we all have to help, react and use all our efforts in this horrible case.

    My deepest sympathies

    Mogens Blicher Bjerregård

  • Amanda Kendal (NUJ member, UK)

    07/01/2015 at 5:00 pm Reply

    Deepest condolences to the families and friends of all those who have lost their lives in today’s atrocity.

    The best way that we can honour those who have lost their lives is to ensure that we do not allow threats and violence to silence speech.

  • Anéanti par la violence meurtrière, indigné par la lâcheté des assaillants criminels, solidaire des familles et des collègues de toutes les victimes, et plus que jamais déterminé à défendre la liberté d’expression et la liberté de la presse, remparts contre l’obscurantisme

  • Romania - MediaSind (Romanian Federation of Journalists )

    07/01/2015 at 5:34 pm Reply

    RFJ MediaSind adresse ses condoléances aux familles et proches des victimes, ainsi qu’à l’ensemble des salariés de Charlie-Hebdo:

    https://sites.google.com/a/mediasind.ro/mediasind/comunicate-1/condoleantepentrufamiliilejurnalistilorfranceziucisi

    Cristi Godinac,
    President RFJ MediaSind

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  • TURQUIE - TGS (Türkiye Gazeteciler Sendikasi)

    07/01/2015 at 6:37 pm Reply

    La satire est un droit fondamental
    Le syndicat des journalistes de Turquie (TGS) a fermement réagi contre l’attaque perpétrée ce jour (07/01/2015) contre le journal satirique français Charlie Hebdo. Le syndicat des journalistes de Turquie présente ses plus sincères condoléances aux travailleurs du journal ainsi qu’aux syndicats frères SNJ, CFDT et CGT en France et ajoute que :
    « Cette atroce attaque contre la liberté de presse et de la liberté d’expression n’a pas seulement visée Charlie Hebdo, il s’agit d’une attaque contre l’ensemble de l’humanité.
    En tant que journalistes, nous n’allons ni avoir peur, ni baisser les bras face à ce type d’attaques barbares émanant de groupes terroristes.
    Liberté et démocratie malgré tout »

  • SERBIA - JUS (SINOS)

    07/01/2015 at 7:02 pm Reply

    In the name of Journalist’s Union of Serbia (JUS), pleace, accept our deepest condolences for the death of 12 journalists from satirical newspaper “Charlie Hebdo” in the teroristic and barbarical attack. If you need suport from us, we are ready to help.
    Secretary of JUS
    Ivan Ivanovic

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  • UNISON NUJ chapel, UK

    08/01/2015 at 9:52 am Reply

    We want to take this opportunity to send condolences to the families and loves ones of all those who died, and our best wishes for the recovery of those who were wounded in Wednesday’s attack on the offices of satirical magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’ and on the wider ideas of liberty and free speech.

    Journalists, by the nature of the work that we do, will always risk offending someone, but offence can never be allowed to justify murder and must never be allowed to quell free speech and the right to satirise.

    Carol Rawlings & Amanda Kendal, joiny Mothers of the Chapel

  • Chris Morley, NUJ Manchester, UK

    08/01/2015 at 11:16 am Reply

    My heartfelt sympathies to all those family and friends of our precious colleagues who lost their lives in the name of freedom of expression and a free media. NUJ chapels (workplace branches) throughout local newspapers in the North and Midlands of England have let me know that our members today demonstrated solidarity with their French colleagues in their own newsrooms. Let us not forget this attack on our profession, or let the powers that be forget it either.

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  • Bulgaria - Az Buki Journalists

    08/01/2015 at 2:49 pm Reply

    CHERS COLLEGUES,

    Nous, les journalistes de la Maison d’édition d’éducation et de science Az Buki, Sofia, Bulgarie rendons hommage aux victimes de l’attaque meurtrière contre la rédaction de Charlie-Hebdo.

    Nous exprimons notre indignation contre l’assassinat de la liberté
    d’expression, de l’opinion libre et du droit à la liberté de pensées
    qui sont au cœur des valeurs humaines et de toute société démocratique.

    Du nom de tous les journalistes des éditions Az Buki,

    Nadia Kantareva,
    Directeur

  • Bulgaria - Union of Bulgarian journalists

    08/01/2015 at 2:55 pm Reply

    Dear colleagues,
    The Union of Bulgarian journalists has just issued a declaration in connection with today’s barbaric attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo which says:
    All Bulgarian journalists are appalled by the barbaric terrorist attack in Paris which cost the lives of ten talented colleagues and two policemen. This cold-blooded killing is a violent frontal attack on free expression and media freedom and against the fundamental principles of democracy, against the basic and universal values first among which is human life. This despicable crime aims to intimidate not only journalists but also the whole international democratic community and to force them to give up their active defense of their humanistic and democratic values and ideals and to capitulate to the fear of medieval barbarity and religious fanaticism.
    This tragedy reminds us the bitter truth that there are still powerful forces in our world for whom these principles and values have no meaning whatsoever and that global terrorism remains a horrible threat. We can counter it only by uniting all forces and resources of the international community. It is repugnant that criminals like those in Paris try to hide their evil deeds by false religious slogans. The Union of Bulgarian Journalists stands by its position that true Muslims have nothing in common with the brutal Charlie Hebdo killers and that the misdeeds of the Islamic militants distorts the peaceful and human nature of the religion on whose behalf they pretend to be acting.
    The despicable killings in Paris again confirm that the journalistic profession is among the most dangerous in the world and that journalists need special protection because they attract upon themselves the malice of all those enemies of the democratic achievements of the human civilization.
    The Union of Bulgarian Journalists is sending profound condolences to the families and friends of our brutally killed French colleagues and assures all French journalists of its full solidarity with them in this tragic moment. We are confident that proud French journalism will overcome this terrible loss and shock and will uphold the principles and values of free democratic journalism which they have championed throughout the glorious French history.
    All Bulgarian journalist hope that the brutal killers of our colleagues from Charlie Hebdo and of their editor-in chief Stephane Charbonnier will be captured as soon as possible in order to stand trial and experience the full force of the law.

    Snezhana Todorova, acting president of UBJ
    Vassil Sotirov, member of the managing board

  • Croatia - TUCJ (Trade Union of Croatian Journalists)

    08/01/2015 at 2:57 pm Reply

    Dear Colleagues,

    On behalf of the members of the from Zagreb, Croatia, we express our deepest sympathy to the families, friends and colleagues of the killed Charlie Hebdo journalists, innocent victims of the barbaric act of terrorist violence.

    France has always been a lighthouse of freedom and we believe it will continue to hold the torch of media freedom brightly lit and high – in spite of all threats.

    This odious terroristic act against journalists and caricaturists of Charlie Hebdo will not succeed in its pathologic objective – to intimidate and discourage journalists in pursuing their honourable profession in spite of all dangers.

    Journalists all arround the world, joined in solidarity, will best remember and honour their distinguished colleagues from the Charlie Hebdo – by continuing to perform professional tasks in line with the words by Jean-Jacques Rousseau: I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful and safe slavery.

    Yours in solidarity,

    Anton Filic, TUCJ President
    Jasmina Popovic, IFJ Vice-President

  • Iceland - Union of Icelandic Journalists

    08/01/2015 at 3:04 pm Reply

    The Union of Icelandic Journalists condemns the horrible attack on the editorial offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris yesterday and expresses sincere solidarity with the colleagues who were killed. In honor of the victims of this brutal act of violence it should be stressed that freedom of expression cannot be killed with a bullet. This will not intimidate or silence journalists and a free press – today we are all Charlie! We extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims.

    Hjálmar Jónsson, president of the Union of Icelandic Journalists

    Best
    Hjálmar

  • Austria - GPA-djp (Union of Salaried Journalists Employees)

    08/01/2015 at 4:10 pm Reply

    Wien (OTS) – „Der Anschlag auf das französische Satiremagazin zeigt, dass die Freiheit der Meinungsäußerung leider auch mitten in Europa gefährdet ist. Wenn kritische Journalistinnen und Journalisten in ihrem Leben bedroht sind, weil sie ihre Meinung veröffentlichen, dann ist die Politik gefordert – aber auch eine Gesellschaft, die radikalen und fundamentalistischen Strömungen gegenüber, aus welcher Richtung sie auch immer kommen, viel zu lang lasch oder gar nicht gehandelt hat. Toleranz gegenüber der Meinung Anderer zählt zu den Grundwerten einer modernen Gesellschaft, und Medien stellen die wichtigste Plattform für Dialog und Diskussion dar. Ganz Europa ist nun aufgerufen, sich gegen diesen religiös motivierten Terrorismus zu stellen und die Freiheit der Meinungsäußerung zu verteidigen“, so der Vorsitzende der Journalistengewerkschaft in der GPA-djp Franz C. Bauer.

    Rückfragen:

    GPA-djp Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
    Mag. Martin Panholzer

  • Estonia - Estonian Association of Journalists

    09/01/2015 at 9:11 am Reply

    The members of the Estonian Association of Journalists express solidarity with journalists from French satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” and wish to express condolences to the colleagues and the family members of the 12 journalists and media workers, who were violently killed by a perpetrator. We agree with the assessment of General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) that those bullets were meant for all journalists standing up for the freedom of press and speech.

    On behalf of Estonian journalist
    the board of the Estonian Association of Journalists.
    On January 8th, 2015

  • Belarus - BAJ (Belarusian Association of Journalists)

    09/01/2015 at 9:13 am Reply

    The Belarusian Association of Journalists would like to express sincere words of condolence to our colleagues from France. The act of terror at the Charlie Hebdo editorial office with 12 victims and more people wounded is shocking and bloodcurdling..
    We do believe that the attackers will be detained and brought to fair trial.
    We are fully convinced that France will continue to show the traditionally high standards of freedom of speech to the world, despite the faced hardships and challenges.
    We are all Charlie-Hebdo!
    Let’s stay strong!
    With words of condolence and solidarity,

    BAJ

    Minsk, 8 January 2015

  • Greece - Journalists' Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers

    09/01/2015 at 10:06 am Reply

    The Executive Board of the Journalists’ Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers send following message of support and solidarity to SNJ CGT expressing horror over the high cost of innocent lives from the attack against “Charlie Hebdo” edition in Paris, driving in mourning journalists in France and all over the world.
    Dear Colleagues of the SNJ CGT today Greek journalists from Athens join their voice with yours in seeking justice for the tragic loss of “Charlie-Hebdo” innocent men and women, who chose to ignore threats and intimidation by serving freedom of expression and the Press.
    The massacre of “Charlie-Hebdo” colleagues is an important matter to all journalists and the world public opinion.

    Maria Antoniadou JUADN President

  • Peru - ANP (National Association of Peruvian Journalists)

    09/01/2015 at 11:27 am Reply

    ANP expresa condolencias a gobierno y pueblo francés por atentado criminal contra semanario Charlie Hebdo
    La Asociación Nacional de Periodistas del Perú (ANP) manifestó al gobierno y pueblo francés, a través de una carta dirigida al embajador de Francia en el país, Fabrice Mauriès, su profunda consternación por el atentado criminal perpetrado en la redacción del semanario « Charlie Hebdo », con un saldo doloroso de muertos y heridos.
    La ANP señaló que este ataque enluta al periodismo mundial en particular y a la ciudadanía de todos los continentes en general, creyentes de la libertad, igualdad y fraternidad, como valores supremos de la humanidad.
    « La ANP, institución decana del gremio de la prensa peruana, hace votos para que las familias de las víctimas encuentren consuelo, con la esperanza que la justicia se encargue de sancionar a los autores intelectuales y materiales de un hecho que horroriza y que ojalá nunca más se vuelva a repetir », expresa el comunicado suscrito por el presidente de la institución gremial, Roberto Mejía Alarcón y la Secretaria General, Zuliana Lainez Otero.
    La ANP ha izado su bandera gremial a media asta en señal de duelo.
    Lima, 8 de enero del 2015
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  • Lithuania – LJU (Lithuanian Journalist's Union)

    09/01/2015 at 12:39 pm Reply

    Today (Thursday), at 12 o’clock at the French Embassy in Lithuania Lithuanian journalists will come to respect and solidarity campaign « I am Charlie”
    # JeSuisCharlie
    Dainius Radzevicius
    Chairman of Lithuanian Journalists Union
    Solidarity message from Education International: Solidarity with Charlie Hebdo

  • Brasil - FENAJ (National Federation of Journalists)

    09/01/2015 at 12:43 pm Reply

    FENAJ lamenta mortes e condena ataque à revista francesa
    A Federação Nacional dos Jornalistas (FENAJ) repudia e condena o ataque à revista francesa Charlie Hebdo ocorrido na manhã desta quarta-feira, 7 de janeiro, que resultou na morte de 12 pessoas e deixou, pelo menos, outros dez feridos. Entre os mortos estão cinco jornalistas — os cartunistas Charlie Hebdo Charb (Stéphane Charbonnier), Cabu (Jean Cabut), Wolinski (Georges Wolinski), e Tignous (Bernard Verlhac) e o repórter Bernard Maris –, outros cinco funcionários da revista e dois policiais que faziam a segurança do editor Stephane Charbonnier, que estava sob proteção policial.
    O editor da Charlie Hebdo vinha recebendo ameaças de morte e a revista já havia sido vítima de ameaças e de atentados anteriormente. Suspeita-se que o ataque de hoje, como os anteriores, tenham sido motivados pelas sátiras ao profeta Maomé.
    A FENAJ repudia a violência contra jornalistas, alertando a sociedade para o perigo da intolerância (seja política, religiosa ou de qualquer natureza) e do obscurantismo, que tem gerado ataques às liberdades de expressão e de imprensa em todo o mundo.
    A FENAJ soma-se à Federação Internacional dos Jornalistas e à Federação Européia dos Jornalistas na solidariedade aos familiares das vítimas e no firme propósito de que os criminosos sejam identificados e punidos. A polícia francesa ainda não identificou os dois homens que entraram na sede da revista, em Paris, e atiraram contra todos que estavam presentes, fugindo em um carro, conduzido por um terceiro homem. É preciso rigor nas investigações para que este crime brutal não fique impune. A impunidade alimenta a violência contra jornalista.
    Brasília, 7 de janeiro de 2015.
    Diretoria da FENAJ.

  • Brasil - FENAJ (National Federation of Journalists)

    09/01/2015 at 12:48 pm Reply

    FEPALC – Federación de Periodistas de América Latina y el Caribe
    FEPALC CONDENA DEMENCIAL
    ATAQUE A REVISTA SATÍRICA CHARLIE HEBDO
    La Federación de Periodistas de América Latina y el Caribe (FEPALC) está consternada por el ataque contra la revista satírica Charlie Hebdo que ha terminado con la vida del director de la publicación, Stéphane Charbonnier, los dibujantes Jean Cabut, Georges Wolinski, Bernard Verlhac y el periodista Bernard Maris y otras siete víctimas.
    Este acto demencial tuvo como blanco a un medio que en cabal ejercicio de la libertad de expresión ha hecho de la sátira, ininterrumpidamente en los últimos 22 años, el mejor medio para cuestionar la actualidad mundial y local. Para la FEPALC esta barbarie debe recibir un castigo ejemplar. Por ello saludamos el intenso operativo desplegado por el gobierno francés para identificar a los autores de los disparos y a quienes estén involucrados en lo que hoy constituye el mayor horror vivido en una redacción francesa en el último siglo.
    El semanario, por su sarcasmo e irreverencia, ha sido frecuentemente blanco de la intolerancia, pero es la primera vez que tiene que lamentar víctimas mortales. El episodio más reciente se produjo en el 2011 sufrió un ataque con bombas molotov que produjo un incendio de proporciones. En el 2006 la publicación recibió amenazas de grupos radicales por reproducir una caricatura de Mahoma publicada originalmente en el diario danés Jyllands-Posten.
    La FEPALC, horrorizada por el ataque, expresa su solidaridad a las familias de las víctimas, a los dibujantes, periodistas y al pueblo francés en su conjunto. No podemos permitir que el miedo coarte la paz. No podemos dejar que el pánico lesione un valor fundamental de las sociedades democráticas: la libertad de expresión.
    7 de enero 2015
    Celso Schroder
    Presidente FEPALC

  • OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović

    09/01/2015 at 12:48 pm Reply

    OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, Dunja Mijatović, publishes conclusions and recommendations on safeguarding freedom of expression and freedom of the media following Charlie Hedbo shooting. http://www.osce.org/fom/133606

  • Syria - Syrian Journalists Association (SJA)

    09/01/2015 at 3:46 pm Reply

    Syrian Journalists Association (SJA) condemns the attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo

    The Syrian Journalists Association (SJA) was choked of the barbaric attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris, Wednesday. 12 people were killed, including 10 journalists and 2 policemen.

    SJA condemns this terrorist attack, whoever is responsible for it, and strongly denies any justification of such crime that violates human values and assaults basic principles of all religions.

    SJA is expressing its condolences and sharing sympathies with the victims’ families and friends. In this traumatic day, SJA would like to remind all parties to respect the press freedom and to ensure that media workers aren’t being targeted for any reason.

    The Syrian Journalists Association (SJA)

  • Monaco – SJM (Monaco's Journalist Union)

    12/01/2015 at 10:02 am Reply

    Les journalistes du Syndicat des journalistes professionnels de Monaco ont appris avec consternation et avec une insupportable émotion l’attaque inadmissible dont a été victime Charlie Hebdo.

    Le S.J.M. tient à exprimer son soutien aux familles et aux proches des victimes et sa solidarité la plus profonde à l’égard de ses confrères de Charlie.

    Le S.J.M., bouleversé par cet acte inqualifiable reste et restera plus que jamais attaché aux principes fondamentaux de sa mission d’information principe fondateur de toute démocratie.

    LE SJM (membre de la FIJ)

  • Poland – PJA (Polish Journalists Association)

    12/01/2015 at 10:05 am Reply

    The journalists of the Polish Journalists Association express grief, condolences and solidarity with colleagues from French satirical magazine « Charlie Hebdo ».

    The journalists were killed in a violent attack on the editorial office located in the center of Paris, in the center of Europe. Attack, which scale and cruelty scares and raises the question whether the journalists perform their profession can feel safe.

    The perpetrators of this terrible assault killed our colleagues, whom we see off in pain.

    On behalf of the board of the Polish Journalists Association
    Krzysztof Skowroński, President of the PJA
    Agnieszka Romaszewska-Guzy, V-ce President of the PJA
    Piotr Legutko, V-ce President of the PJA

  • Hungary – HPU (Hungarian Press Union)

    12/01/2015 at 2:20 pm Reply

    I do assure you and all our colleagues in the IFJ/EFJ, that the Hungarian Press Union fully condems this barbaric and coward terror act against not only the magazine, its co-workers, but against the freedom of the press and against all democratic values.
    We offer condolences to the families, friends, collegues of the killed French journalists, to all French press workers and to those who loved and honoured the victims and their work. We share their dolour.
    We express solidarity with colleagues from satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine and with all the brave and respectable French journalist.
    The Hungarian Press Union is member of the biggest Hungarian trade union confederion, the Hungarian Labour Union. I’am authorized to express solidarity and condolence on behalf of all organized workers, members of this union confederation.
    Thank you for handling our statement of solidarity and condolence.
    László M. Lengyel

  • Slovenia – SAJ (Slovene Association of Journalists)

    12/01/2015 at 2:21 pm Reply

    Slovene Association of Journalists yesterday (Thursday) organized two solidarity gatherings of journalists, one in Ljubljana and other in Maribor.
    More at http://novinar.com/7669.

  • India - IJU (Indian Journalists Union)

    12/01/2015 at 2:32 pm Reply

    IJU expresses outrage over killing of French cartoonists New Delhi, January 8: The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) expressed deep shock and outrage over the killing 12 persons in an attack on office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical weekly magazine, in Paris on wednesday by Al Quaida terrorists. In the worst ever attack on the fourth estate, three cartoonists, Wolinski, Cabu, Bernard Verlhac and Chief Editor of the Magazine, Stephane Charbonnier lost their lives. The magazine recently published a cartoon on Islamic State militant group leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

    In a statement on Thursday, Indian Journalists Union (IJU) President S N Sinha, Secretary-General Devulapalli Amar said that the cartoons and cartoonists were usually irreverent of anybody standing on high pedestal and were meant to expose their follies and bring out their human frailties in to sharp focus and tell the people that they are also human beings. Those who were insensitive to the human nature feel offended by the cartoons, they said.

    By attacking and killing four cartoonists, the terrorists threw a challenge to the fourth estate which must be met with “we do not care and we cannot be intimidated” attitude and carry out task of freedom of expression with renewed vigor, the statement said.
    The IJU leaders called on the working journalists everywhere to come out in open and tell the extremist elements of all hues that their threats and terror acts would not deter them from their sacred mission. The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) condoled the death of 12 persons including four cartoonists and pledged that the international working journalists professional and trade union movement would not allow their supreme sacrifice to go waste by standing up to the attackers and killers of freedom of expression.

  • Palestine - PJS (Palestinian Journalists' Syndicate)

    12/01/2015 at 2:34 pm Reply

    Dear Colleagues,

    The Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS) joined the French journalists’ unions and syndicates in condemning the shooting attack that took place at the offices of the French magazine “Charlie Hebdo” in Paris, in which at least five journalists were murdered.

    PJS is saddened by this unprecedented assault on “Charlie Hebdo” which has caused a shock among Palestinian journalist.
    PJS is presenting its’ sincere condolences to the victims’ families and friends, and hope that those who committed the crime should be punished.

    Nabhan Khraishi

    Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate

  • Colombia – FECOLPER

    12/01/2015 at 2:39 pm Reply

    PERIODISTAS FRANCESES, ESTAMOS CON USTEDES

    El terrorismo ha dejado huellas imborrables en el periodismo de América Latina, por eso hoy sentimos como propio el dolor de los colegas de Charlie Hebdo en París.

    Toda nuestra solidaridad y apoyo gremial en estos difíciles momentos.

    Federación Colombiana de Periodistas

    TO ALL FRENCH JOURNALISTS, WE ARE WITH YOU

    Terrorism has left indelible marks on journalism in Latin America, so today we feel profound pain for what has happened to our colleagues at Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

    We extend to you an embrace of solidarity and our support in these difficult times.

    Colombian Federation of Journalists

  • Bulgaria - Union of Bulgarian Journalists

    12/01/2015 at 2:44 pm Reply

    Dear Colleagues,

    In response to the appeal by the French journalists’s trade unions The Bulgarian Union of Journalists can offer a free summer vacation this year to the families of our French colleagues who were killed in the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack. We are ready to accept them in our Varna complex by the seaside with full board – accommodation and meals. Unfortunately we cannot offer plane tickets but if sponsors are to be found this will not be a problem.

    We can arrange the details additionally after we see which families and how many members take up the offer. We will do our best to provide a wonderful and memorable vacation for them. You know well our hotel complex in Varma. It is now in better shape than five years ago. Our offer was unanimously approved by the Managing board of our Union.

    By the way our union if offering also to host this year’s annual meeting of EFJ in Varna and if our proposal is approved some of the families’ members can come during the meeting and can even take part in it. This will le also a big boost to journalistic solidarity.

    Please make our offer to the families and to the French journalists’s trade unions and convey our sympathies to them.
    Best regards,
    Vassil Sotirov

    Managing board member responsible for international contacts and activities,

    Union of Bulgarian Journalists

  • Haiti - Haitian Journalists Association

    14/01/2015 at 2:18 pm Reply

    Note de sympathies à la presse française
    L’Association des journalistes haïtiens (AJH) est vivement choquée par l’attentat survenu ce mercredi 7 janvier 2015 dans les locaux même de l’hebdomadaire satirique « CHARLIE HEBDO », en France, ayant tué une dizaine de journalistes et occasionné du même coup des blessés graves.
    L’AJH condamne avec la dernière énergie cet attentat dirigé contre un média et des journalistes passionnés qui étaient devenus des références de part un style qui leur est propre. Les auteurs de cet acte ignoble et révoltant ont donc cherché par leur action à neutraliser et à réduire au silence des professionnels de la presse libre et indépendante.
    L’AJH au nom de toute la corporation des journalistes en Haïti présente ses sympathies et sa profonde tristesse à la grande famille de la Presse française, aux parents et amis des victimes qui vivent aujourd’hui un drame à nul autre pareil.
    L’Association des journalistes haïtiens dans ces moments de grande douleur espère à coup sûr que l’enquête diligentée autour de cette tragédie permettra d’identifier et de poursuivre en justice auteurs et commanditaires de cet attentat.

    Fait à Port-au-Prince, le mercredi 7 janvier 2015

    Jacques Desrosiers, Secrétaire général

  • ZAGREB - CJA (Croatian Journalists' Association)

    15/01/2015 at 10:47 am Reply

    The Croatian Journalists’ Association called on Croatian journalists and media to join the Day of Silence campaign between 11.30 AM and noon on Wednesday in memory of the bloody massacre in the Paris office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, carried out by Islamic terrorists last week.

    Journalists were called on to release the following statement on the darkened screens of their media:
    “Day of Silence – At 11.30 AM a week ago began the massacre in the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Twelve people were killed. We honour all our colleagues who lost their lives because of a word or an image they carried. Today we want to clearly tell everyone that they cannot fight thought or speech by force. Today we want to point out what our world would look like without journalists, media and information.”

    „We want to express our gratitude to all media and journalists who joined the Day of Silence campaign. All major media published at their web sites the text of the statement and kept it there on dark screens from 11.30 AM to noon“, said Zdenko Duka, the CJA president.

  • Austria - GPA-djp (Union of Salaried Journalists Employees)

    27/01/2015 at 10:38 am Reply

    French Ambassador Pascal Teixeira da Silva thanks the Austrian EFJ/IFJ affiliate for the condolences and solidarity of 1229 signatories, the GPA-djp collected online among its members after the attacks on Charlie-Hebdo.

    http://tinyurl.com/lbngh95

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