The Bureau of the Black Sea Association of National News Agencies strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Paris against the editorial staff of Charlie Hebdo.
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"This barbaric act aimed against the freedom of speech and the press that led to the deaths of more than a dozen people can have no excuse. Nothing can be a justification for terrorist acts. Bureau of the Black Sea Association of National News Agencies strongly condemns this cynical crime. We condemn any manifestation of terrorism and extremism, and at this difficult moment of sorrow, we share the pain of our colleagues and the families of all the victims, expressing our support to the colleagues working for Charlie Hebdo Weekly. We express our solidarity to the people of France and wish a speedy recovery to all the injured at the hands of extremists", a release to AGERPRES informs on Thursday.
BSANNA is an international organization that brings together the efforts of national news agencies in the Black Sea region to effectively use their information resources. It has been established in Kiev (Ukraine) on 29 — 31 May 2006.
The Association includes national news agencies, such as AGERPRES (Romania), ANA (Greece), ANADOLU AJANSI (Turkey), ATA (Albania), ARMENPRESS (Armenia), Azertag (Azerbaijan), BTA (Bulgaria), CNA (Cyprus), GHN (Georgia), HINA (Croatia), MIA (The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), MOLDPRES (Moldova), Tanjug (Serbia), TASS (Russia), Ukrinform (Ukraine). ARMENPRESS is currently presiding in the organization.