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World Press Freedom Day 2012

World Press Freedom Day 2012 : Tribute to Lucas Dolega, Gilles Jacquier, and Rémi Ochlik

Illust: Lucas Dolega, Gilles, 72.8 ko, 398x157
Lucas Dolega, Gilles Jacquier et Rémi Ochlik.

On the occasion of World Press Freedom Day and to mark France’s commitment to this fundamental freedom, the Foreign and European Affairs Ministry is paying tribute to Lucas Dolega, Gilles Jacquier, and Rémi Ochlik – French journalists and photographers who died on assignment in Tunisia (2011) and Syria (2012).

Through them, the Foreign Ministry is paying tribute to the courage, freedom, and talent of photographers and journalists who – around the world, despite censorship and repression – are taking risks to inform us about the world’s realities and warn us about manipulating information and ideas.

By doing their job – performing their duty to inform – they are defending our freedom. They put words, pictures, and sounds to the suffering – as well as the hopes – of those who, without them, would be condemned to silence.

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