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7 Jan 2015

Je suis Charlie

Posted by Michael Keating

All of us who are writers and who depend on the right of free expression must react against the murder of 12 people, journalists and their police guards, killed at and around the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris today.

Freedom of expression is the oxygen of democracies. Murdering the messenger is an attack on one of our basic rights.

As a former journalist, I have lost brothers in arms in the battle for free speech. We are all at risk of losing a fundamental freedom unless we stand up for free speech.

We must all be Charlie.

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