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Newseum: Rededication of the Journalists Memorial, June 6

Newseum: Rededication of the Journalists Memorial, June 6

Published on May 26, 2016
On June 6, the Newseum will rededicate its Journalists Memorial, adding the names of 20 journalists who died in 2015. The eight journalists killed in the attack on the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo in January 2015 will be among those added this year.

The 20 journalists were selected to represent all who died in 2015. The purpose of this annual rededication is to remind the public of the dangers journalists face each year, including injury and death.

Keynote speaker: Gérard Araud, ambassador of France
Gérard Araud, ambassador of France to the United States, will deliver remarks during the ceremony in commemoration of the largest single attack on journalists in 2015, which took place at the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris.

Each year, family members and colleagues of journalists whose names are on the memorial attend the rededication. The ceremony will be live-streamed on www.newseum.org.

Gene Policinski, Chief Operating Officer of the Newseum Institute said that "the Newseum was honored to serve as a gathering place for those mourning the loss of life at the Charlie Hebdo offices on that tragic day, and on the following weekend as the starting point for Ambassador Araud to lead a silent march in honor of those killed in the terror attack. We continue to share in the sorrow expressed worldwide to France in the wake of terror attacks on the nation long considered a cradle of liberty."

Rededication of the Journalists Memorial on Monday, June 6, at 10 a.m.

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