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Solidarity-RSF-Paris-2015Dharamshala: - As thousands of journalists across the world joining together to pay tribute to the victims of the tragic attack in Paris, an exile media agency based in Dharamshala, India has offered its solidarity with their colleagues of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

According to preliminary reports, twelve people, including two French police officers, killed when gunmen entered the Charlie Hebdo offices in the French capital and opened fire on Wednesday.

"On behalf of my colleagues and myself, I offer our heartfelt and deepest solidarity with the families and friends of the victims of this tragic attack.," said Yeshe Choesang, editor of the Tibet Post International.

"We were deeply shocked and saddened to hear about their sudden and tragic loss," Choesang said, adding: "It is an attack on the peace-loving people of the world who defended the freedom of expression and freedom of the press."

"Our prayers are with the victims and their loved ones. We stand in solidarity with them in defense of freedom of speech as this is a very difficult moment for the people of France," he added.

TPI-Charlie-India-TibetReporters without Borders (RSF), a Paris-based international non-governmental organization said they are deeply shocked by attack on Charlie Hebdo.

"We weep for the victims of today's horrific attack on Charlie Hebdo, who include the cartoonists Charb, Cabu, Tignous and Wolinski and Bernard Maris,"RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.

"Our thoughts are with these colleagues and friends, who have been taken from us by hatred. There can be no worse attack on media freedom, and all other freedoms, than to storm into a media outlet and shoot on sight," Deloire said.

"We will continue our fight for freedom and tolerance in the face of this barbarity. We will do it for them and for all those who have fallen in defense of such fundamental values as freedom of information," the RSF further added.

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