French Cartoonists killed in terror attack

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Gina Fairley

Thousands of pens have been laid in Paris square in solidarity for the victims and as a gesture for freedom of speech.

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The Parisian offices of Charlie Hebdo (Charlie Weekly) were attacked 11.30am on Wednesday killing 12 people in what is being described as the worst militant attack on French soil in several decades.

About the author

Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW.

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