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

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.


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 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

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