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  • Report from the peace march

    16 January, by James Overton
    Two days after the murderous attack at the offices of the newspaper Charlie Hebdo, (onWednesday January 7,) a dignified ceremony took place involving representatives of international journalist organisations outside the crime scene on Rue Nicholas Appert in Paris. Mogens Blicher Bjerregaard, Danish president of the European Federation of journalists said: “I came to Paris to express my sympathy with the French colleagues at Charlie Hebdo. This is a tragedy. Attacking the liberty of the (...)

  • Paris peace march: the chairman’s view

    14 January, by James Overton
    The shootings at Charlie Hebdo, the 17 dead victims, the puzzling motivations of the perpetrators and the ghastly yet dramatic dénouement have left many around me stunned. Paradoxically it proved healthier to do my journalistic work during that period. I found a focus and purpose which was therapeutic. Besides reporting the events, my union duties also required me to help draft statements and welcome international delegations and accompany them to the crime scene at Rue Nicolas Appert in (...)

  • Déclaration de la section parisienne du National Union of Journalists of England and Ireland

    7 janvier, par James Overton
    Le meurtre de sang-froid de nos collègues de Charlie Hebdo est une attaque directe contre le droit humain le plus fondamental, le droit de parler librement. Des membres de notre section du syndicat des journalistes anglophones, le NUJ, ont connu personnellement certaines des victimes. Nous présentons notre soutien et notre solidarité à tous les proches des victimes. Le prix pour être un journaliste a été trop souvent le plus élevé qu’un individu puisse payer. Le courage et l’engagement de nos (...)

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