Other organizations apart from IFJ's affiliates send us their condolences regarding the Charlie Hebdo's attack

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), that represents more than 600 000 journalists in 134 countries, is receiving since last Wednesday a lot of messages from different organizations in order to back our French colleagues and to condemn the attack to the editorial offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in which 12 people were shot dead.

From the IFJ we would like to thank you all for your kind words.

You can find some of these messages below.

European Transport Workers’ Federation

On behalf of more than 3.5 million transport workers from 41 European countries and over 230 trade unions, I want to express solidarity with all journalists in Europe and the world following the barbaric attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris on 7 January.

Our first thoughts and deepest sympathy go to the families, friends and colleagues of the people who died or got injured in this brutal attempt to muzzle one of the strongest critical voices in French media.

Pursuing a climate in which people have the liberty to fearlessly express their opinions in a peaceful manner will continue to be one of the key principles of the trade union movement.

We therefore welcome the unity with which people around the world show their solidarity and determination not to allow a marginal group of extremists to undermine one of the core values of democracy, the freedom of speech, and spread fear and division in our societies. 

Eduardo Chagas, ETF General Secretary

International Federation of Translators 

Chers collègues / Dear Colleagues,

La Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs est absolument horrifiée par la violence dont les collaborateurs de Charlie Hebdo ont été victimes à Paris. Tout comme les traducteurs et les interprètes, dans les zones de conflit ou ailleurs, les journalistes ne devraient pas être mis en danger, menacés, blessés ou tués dans l’exercice de leur travail.

La Fédération exprime sa profonde sympathie et sa solidarité aux familles, amis et confrères des victimes.


The International Federation of Translators is abhorred by the violence against the staff of Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Like translators and interpreters, in conflict zones or otherwise, journalists should not be endangered, threatened, hurt or killed whilst carrying out their professional duties.

The Federation expresses utmost sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of those killed and stands in solidarity with you.

Dr H Liu, FIT president

NSW/ACT IEU - Teachers

Teachers stand in solidarity with journalists and media workers

The Independent Education Union (IEU) stands in solidarity with journalists and media workers throughout the world in support of freedom of expression and against heinous acts of terrorism.

We condemn the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris and pay tribute to the 12 victims of this shocking event.

Acting General Secretary Mark Northam said: “The IEU is committed to freedom of expression and the right of journalists and media workers to be outspoken and inform the public of issues and current affairs without fear of attack or retribution.

“We know that journalists throughout the world have been attacked, killed, jailed and kidnapped in an effort to silence criticism and prevent important stories being told. Our members are deeply saddened that journalists going about their work have been murdered in Paris this week. The right to freedom of expression is critical in a free and just society, one that promotes tolerance and inclusivity.

“Our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of the editorial staff of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, who were killed in the recent attack in Paris - Nous Sommes Charlie.”


The terrorist attack on the magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris resulted in 12 death, journalists and police officers, and many more wounded. industriAll Europe wishes to express its condolences to the families, co-workers, victims, and all journalists. industriAll Europe strongly condemns this cowardly attack on the freedom of expression and the freedom of the press. Terrorism will never win.

Journalists and citizens of Berlgrade

As many towns all around the world, Belgrade showed solidarity with the victims of the Parisian satiric magazine Charlie Hebdo attack.

Responding to a call by the Independent Journalists’ Association of Serbia media professionals, artists and citizens gathered in front of the French Cultural Centre where they light candles and send a message that they will not comply with the violence against freedom of speech.

“Stop murders of journalists!” and “We are all Charlie” are amongst slogans that could be seen at the Knez Mihailova street. To pay respect to the journalists at Charlie Hebdo and citizens of France who were brutally murdered on 7th January a minute of silence was held, followed by lighting of candles that were arranged in words „Je suis Charlie“. Read more here.

The Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong

The Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong, is deeply shocked by the killing of 12 people at Charlie Hebdo, the Paris-based satirical weekly. We extend our sincerest condolences to the victims' families, colleagues and friends.

The murderers and their extremist ideology are a threat to press freedom everywhere. Satire and parody are fundamental to a free press.

In solidarity, we invite members and other supporters of a free press to attend a photo-shoot outside the club today, at 43,0pm. We will issue signs to hold up saying "Je Suis Charlie" (I Am Charlie).

FCC Press Freedom Committee

La Presse Emblème Campagne (PEC)

La Presse Emblème Campagne (PEC) est horrifiée par l’attaque qui a fait 12 morts et plusieurs blessés à la rédaction du journal français « Charlie Hebdo » mercredi. Elle condamne une atteinte révoltante à la liberté d’expression, visant en particulier quatre caricaturistes renommés, symboles de la tolérance.

« L’année 2015 commence malheureusement sur la même pente ascendante de la violence que l’année 2014 avec des attaques indiscriminées contre des civils, dont des journalistes. Il faut en trouver la raison dans un Moyen-Orient transformé en poudrière par les rivalités régionales et les interventions extérieures », a affirmé le secrétaire général de la PEC Blaise Lempen.

La PEC exprime ses plus sincères condoléances aux familles des victimes et au personnel de « Charlie Hebdo ». Elle se tient aux côtés des autres associations de journalistes, de la presse et du gouvernement français pour défendre la liberté de l’information face au retour de la barbarie.


The Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) is horrified by the attack that resulted in a dozen deaths and many wounded at the headquarters of the French weekly Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday. It condemns a despicable attack against freedom of expression, targeting in particular four well-known cartoonists, symbols of tolerance.

"The year 2015 unfortunately is beginning on the same upward slope of violence that characterized 2014, with indiscriminate attacks against civilians, including journalists. The motivation behind this is to be found in a Middle East transformed into a powder keg by regional rivalries and foreign interventions," declared the PEC Secretary-General Blaise Lempen.

The PEC expresses its most sincere condolences to the families of the victims and to the personnel of Charlie Hebdo. It stands in solidarity with other journalist associations, with the media and with French government in defending freedom of information, faced with a regression to barbarity.

Japan broadcasting labour union

NIPPORO (Japan broadcasting labour Union) are profoundly saddened by attack on media. We would like to extend our deep condolences to colleagues who were killed by this attack, and their families and friends.

We believe this is an alarm for the freedom of expression. We definitely need to defend the public role of media in the society, so that we strongly condemn this brutal attack and express our solidarity with media personnel in French and all over the world. We will continue to act aggressively for the freedom of speech with IFJ and UNI as a member." 

Masatoshi Nakamura

President of Nipporo (the labour union of NHK: Japan broadcasting labour union)

FETRACCOM - Federación de Trabajadores de la Cultura y la Comunicación de Argentina

La Federación de Trabajadores de la Cultura y la Comunicación (Fetraccom), organización de segundo grado que nuclea sindicatos y agrupaciones de trabajadores de prensa y de la comunicación, entre ellos el Sindicato de Prensa Rosario, expresa su condena al criminal atentado contra la sede del semanario francés Charlie Hebdo perpetrado en la madrugada de ayer en la capital de Francia, París, y que terminó con la vida de 12 personas, 10 de ellas periodistas, caricaturistas y humoristas de la publicación que tenía a la sátira como la forma de expresión de informaciones y opiniones. Con una consigna fundamentalista y al grito de “Vengamos al profeta Mahoma- matamos a Charlie Hebdo”, la intolerancia tomó la forma más extrema, ésa que recurre al aniquilamiento del otro y del terror para manifestar que no hay derecho al pensamiento distinto, a la libertad de expresión y al derecho a la información que corresponde a la sociedad y que permite la convivencia democrática.

Los trabajadores de prensa y de la comunicación manifiestan la absoluta convicción en el valor de derecho humano y bien social que corresponde a la información y el que también tiene el trabajo periodístico en su tarea de brindar al público la información, la mirada, la interpretación con la cual los distintos sectores y actores sociales construyen gran parte de su visión del mundo.

El fanatismo mató a trabajadores de prensa en su mayoría y lo hizo porque no puede buscar la forma de decir lo que quiere a través del disenso, de la crítica descarnada. La Fetraccom, a través de las organizaciones que la integran, hace público su estupor y conmoción por la masacre. A la vez expresa la solidaridad más profunda y consecuente con las y los periodistas franceses y con las familias y personas cercanas a las 12 víctimas del terror a quienes se acompaña y con quienes se espera la más profunda investigación para dar con los responsables materiales e intelectuales de los asesinatos y que hasta ellos llegue la Justicia como ya lo hizo la condena política y social.