Jreij: Attack on Charlie Hebdo entails all media

JANUARY 7, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Information Minister, Ramzi Jreij, categorically deplored the attack on “Charlie Hebdo” Magazine in Paris as a “terrorist act,” saying such an attack targets the whole media not only the French Journal.

“Terrorism is the same wherever it exists.. It does not distinguish between one region and another and between one journalist and the other,” said Minister Jreij, denouncing this cowardly attack on media freedom.

The Minister also considered the attack as a trespass on the freedom of the press and public liberties, as well as freedom of expression and opinion in France and the world.

He renewed call on the need to neutralize the media body- in any region of the world- from all conflicts and disputes, since, as he said, mediamen who are carrying out their professional mission with all honesty and loyalty form the fort of public freedom.

Jreij extended condolences to French President, Francois Hollande, and the families of fallen martyrs, wishing the injured speedy recovery.

SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY- LEBANON