Journalists stand with slain French colleagues TODAY, 6pm
Thursday, 08 January 2015
All media invited to attend condolence book signing for victims of the shooting attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris.
Our thoughts this morning are with the family, friends and colleagues of the editorial staff of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, who were killed in an attack on their office yesterday in Paris.
At least five journalists have been confirmed killed, but reports now suggest that 10 journalists and two police officers were killed, and several others wounded in the shocking attack.
Federal Secretary Christopher Warren condemned the shootings as an attack on freedom of expression and an attempt to undermine the ability of journalists around the world to be outspoken and fearless in their reportage and opinion.