Tributes and reactions

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In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, 7 and 9 January 2015, in which 17 defenceless people were gunned down.

I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.


Voltaire

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.


George Orwell

“This attack is an affront to the values that we collectively share. We categorically condemn this odious and inhuman act against our liberties and we support the government in its response to it.”

Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General

@OECD We stand w/the int’l community in defense of freedom of press. Our thoughts R w/the victims & families #CharlieHebdo

I watched the news in horror at what unfolded in Paris. Obviously my work is not in the same league as those guys. But to kill artists. I can’t believe anyone could do that. I’ve donated a piece of art to a book coming out to raise money for the families of the victims and my thoughts are with them.

Bill Greenhead, illustrator, cartoonist, author of Frankie.org

“Charlie’s fallen angels would want us to laugh. But Paris is in tears. We are all in shock. It was an attack against us all, against everyone in this country and beyond. We are all French today. Nous sommes tous Français aujourd’hui.”

Rory Clarke, OECD Observer Editor, 7 January
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As the great Arab philosopher al-Kindi put it, “we should not be ashamed to acknowledge truth and discover it no matter what source it comes from”…The world is a sadder place without the mockery of brave, clever, funny people at #CharlieHebdo

Patrick Love, OECD Insights Editor

All at Design Factory are shocked to hear of the barbaric attack and murders at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine this morning in Paris. It is an attack on freedom of the press, journalism and the media in general. We hope you and all your colleagues are safe and well.

Design Factory, Dublin, produce OECD Observer

@GermanyDiplo Chllr #Merkel on attack against #CharlieHebdo: “In these difficult times we stand firmly side by side with our French friends.” German Foreign Office 7 Jan

@MinPres “Am shocked, the terrible and cowardly terror attack in Paris touches us all. The Netherlands stands shoulder to shoulder with France.” Minister-president, Netherlands, 7 Jan

@WhiteHouse

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrorist attack and the people of France” —President Obama

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