NSNC Condemns ‘Hebdo’ Attack

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“A journalist’s most important and powerful tools are words, but even they are inadequate in expressing the horror we at the National Society of Newspaper Columnists feel about the attack on the staff of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. It also was an attack on freedom — and free speech — everywhere.

“Thomas Jefferson said, ‘The only security of all is a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed.’

“We could not agree more. Let us all have the courage to speak freely and to resist those who would prevent us from doing so.”

— Statement of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists,
approved Jan. 7, 2015, by the NSNC board

NSNC is honored to stand among these journalism organizations. Graphic courtesy of the Society of Professional Journalists.

NSNC is honored to stand among these journalism organizations. Click to enlarge graphic. Image [added 1/8/2015] published by permission of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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4 comments for “NSNC Condemns ‘Hebdo’ Attack

  1. Trina Machacek
    January 8, 2015 at 11:22 am

    “…and I will defend to the death your right to say it…”Evelyn Beatrice Hall.

  2. January 7, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    We denounce the attacks on free expression. It’s a murder of the soul.

  3. January 7, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    I am proud to be a member of NCNC and proud that we are standing up for freedom of speech.

  4. January 7, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Well said. Thank you for taking a stand on this vital issue.

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