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08 January 2015

Statement by 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 gathering outside the club (The Foreign Correspondents' Club, Hong Kong) today, at 4:30pm. We will issue signs to hold up saying "Je Suis Charlie" (I Am Charlie) and take a photo to raise awareness.

FCC Press Freedom Committee