Monday, Could 3, was World Press Freedom Day. On this event, an illustration was held within the 2nd arrondissement of Paris at the positioning Ghislaine Dupont – Claude Verlon – Camille Lepage. Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon, RFI journalists, had been killed in November 2013 in northern Mali. Photojournalist Camille Lepage was killed within the Central African Republic in 2014. A rally organized of their reminiscence and to demand justice for them as effectively as for crimes dedicated towards journalists all over the world.
Relations, colleagues, union representatives swing the portraits of Ghislaine Dupont, Claude Verlon and Camille Lepage throughout this gathering organized by the mates of Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon. Practically eight years after the double homicide in Mali, the affiliation continues to demand fact and justice along with households and their legal professionals. Its Secretary-Basic, Laurence Lacour, explains that he was lately supported by Agnès Callamard, the previous UN rapporteur on extrajudicial executions.
“Agnès Callamard ended her UN mandate by sending a protracted letter to the French authorities she suspects, as effectively as their counterparts in Malia, to forestall the investigation into the deaths of our mates, particularly by way of the misuse of protection secrets and techniques. That’s the reason our affiliation joins Mrs Callamard’s voice in calling for a public debate within the French Parliament on this protection secret. ”
Additionally Maryvonne Lepage, mom of photojournalist Camille Lepage, who created an affiliation that bears the identify of her daughter. She additionally doesn’t have all the data about her demise, seven years after the incident. “The Central African Republic remains to be a rustic in battle. The place Camille died, it remains to be an especially harmful area right this moment. We is not going to know the one who shot Camille – in an ambush, it will not be attainable – however we hope to at the very least know the teams. And there are additionally worldwide organizations just like the ICC that even have their position to play for Camille and for everybody else ”.
The individuals additionally paid tribute two Spanish journalists, was killed similtaneously the president of a non-governmental group for the protection of wildlife, final week, in Burkina Faso.
Defend journalists from on-line censorship
On this World Press Day, it must also be remembered that the liberty to tell additionally goes by way of the Web, whose entry is restricted and even interrupted throughout elections in some international locations. The Web is now some of the essential vectors for disseminating data. How do I shield journalists from on-line censorship, what type does it take and the way a lot does it price? Contacted by RFI, Abdoulaye Diarra, researcher on Central Africa at Amnesty Worldwide, analyzes these points.
Sadly, we’re more and more seeing that there are journalists all over the world who’re victims of threats and imprisonment as a result of they’ve produced a doc that might not please the authorities.
Abdoulaye Diarra, Researcher on Central Africa at Amnesty Worldwide
► To learn additionally: Ghislaine Dupont and Claude Verlon’s demise: a collective has pledged to raise protection secrecy