George Papandreou, President of the Socialist International condemns the terrorist attack against Charlie Hebdo

The deadly attack against the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo is an attack against the freedom of the press, an attack against democracy. To condemn such an abominable act is not enough. We need to actively mobilize against the ideas that nurture terrorism. Freedom of expression is a fundamental principle of our movement. Respect of pluralism is a core foundation of democracy. Our struggle against extremism is the best tribute to all those in the world who lose their life fighting for free media and open democratic societies.