Attack on Charlie Hebdo an unacceptable attack on freedom of expression

Auteur : éditeur Radio E... / Date: 08-01-2015 / Tag: actu /

Wednesday, 7 January will be remembered as one of the deadliest days for journalism in France in years following the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo
The attack left 12 people dead, including four renowned cartoonists, Georges Wolinski, Jean Cabut (Cabu), Bernard Verlhac (Tignous) and Stephane Charbonnier (Charb).
“The attack on Charlie Hebdo is an unacceptable assault on freedom of speech,” said Jesper Højberg, Executive Director of International Media Support (IMS).
“With this attack we are reminded that the right to freedom of expression is vulnerable and that many pay with their lives to defend it. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.
“I believe that the right to freedom of expression which allows journalists and media to do their jobs without fearing for their lives, is best protected and promoted when we work together – politicians, media, human rights and civil society organisations – across the world. Now more than ever, there is a need for us to stand together and strengthen these partnerships in view of our common goal.”
Tributes and expressions of support and solidarity are being made by IMS’ media partners around the world. Selected links are found here:  Committee to Protect Journalists,Article19Danish Union of Journalists,  exiled Syrian Radio Rozana.
International Media Support (IMS) is a non-profit organisation working with media in countries affected by armed conflict, human insecurity and political transition. Across four continents, IMS helps to strengthen professional practices and ensure that media and media workers can operate under challenging circumstances.
 

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