UN mourns slain French cartoonists

The United Nations agency tasked with defending freedom of expression, in solidarity with France, joins the mourning declared following the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine. Ten media workers and two police officers were gunned down yesterday in Paris when at least two gunmen ransacked the offices of French weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Like the French authorities, staff at the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), headquartered in Paris, observed a minute of silence at noon Thursday.“UNESCO is more determined than ever to protect the free and independent press,” Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, READ MORE ON THIS STORY

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