Charlie Hebdo killings condemned by International Media Organizations
The International Press Institute (IPI) joined observers around the world in condemning the brutal attack on the Paris offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in which 12 people were killed.
“IPI is appalled by today’s outrageous attack,” IPI Interim Executive Director Barbara Trionfi said. “Our thoughts are with the loved ones of those killed or injured. We urge journalists in Paris today to take the utmost precautions and we wish all speed to French authorities in bringing these killers to justice.
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joined its French affiliates – SNJ, SNJ-CGT and CFDT – in condemning the shooting that took place at the offices of the French satiric magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in which at least five journalists were killed.
The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. French media reported that hooded gunmen stormed the magazine’s offices, killing at least 12 people and critically wounding at least five. Journalists and police officers were believed to be among the casualties. The gunmen fled.
According to CPJ, “This is a brazen assault on free expression in the heart of Europe,” said CPJ Deputy Director Robert Mahoney. “The scale of the violence is appalling. Journalists must now stand together to send the message those murderous attempts to silence us will not stand.”
Reporters without Borders (RSF) also condemned the brutal attack, “Attacking a newsroom with lethal weapons is the kind of violence we see in Iraq, Somalia and Pakistan,” said Christophe Deloire, Reporters without Borders Secretary General, speaking at the scene of the attack.
“Could we have expected such horror in France? It was a nightmare that became reality. This terrorist attack is a black day in the history of France.”