Thursday, January 8, 2015
NetOne condemns the January 7 attack against the editorial staff of the weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. No to violence, yes to a journalism of dialogue.
“NetOne, the worldwide association of journalists and communications operators promoted by the Focolare Movement, strongly condemns the despicable attack against the editorial staff of Charlie Hebdo.
NetOne expresses its solidarity and closeness to the colleagues, relatives and supporters of the victims. Nothing can justify the killing of journalists because of their job.
At the same time we wish that the work of many journalist colleagues and of many communications operators who are already committed in studies, in learning and in the mutual recognition and enhancement of cultures, religions and far off worlds may continue with more effectiveness. Indeed, we wish that it may be supported and encouraged also by public institutions and civil society.
The journalists and communications operators who adhere to NetOne are convinced that the way of violence is a dead end. Only a true, respectful and sincere dialogue could avoid the growth of a barbarism without end, while the way of mutual regard and an authentic universal brotherhood should be taken with courage. NetOne commits itself to work in this direction, in the respect of freedom of expression and the conviction of those who work in the media and of the public.”