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Reporters sans frontieres
April 1, 2003 1:55 PM   Subscribe

Reporters Sans Frontières (Reporters Without Borders), an international organization advocating free press worldwide, has seen great success with a recent ad campaign featuring photos of famous French journalists murdered in a variety of methods (NSFW). It's been so successful they're now contemplating taking the campaign global, including the U.S.
posted by me3dia (12 comments total)

Personally, I'd like to see Geraldo, Barbara Walters and Andy Rooney participate in the campaign here in the States.
posted by me3dia at 1:58 PM on April 1, 2003

Did someone actually kill those French journalists, or is this just a scam?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:00 PM on April 1, 2003

No, just posed. Sorry, should have made that clear, although it's mentioned in the AdAge article. They're members of the org, I believe.
posted by me3dia at 2:04 PM on April 1, 2003

(I've not read the AdAge article, but) Why are the poster captions in english?
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 2:06 PM on April 1, 2003

The journalists shown in the ads are thank in fine print at the bottom.
posted by Mo Nickels at 2:06 PM on April 1, 2003

i like those ads. they make their point.
posted by donkeyschlong at 3:34 PM on April 1, 2003

During the last decade, 366 journalists have been killed while carrying out their work. While conflict and war provide the backdrop to much of the violence against the press, CPJ research demonstrates that the vast majority of journalists killed since 1993 did not die in cross fire. Instead, they were hunted down and murdered, often in direct reprisal for their reporting.

Photojournalists are usually the ones to suffer the most. Let us remember Raffaele Ciriello, a friend of this community. Requiescat In Pace
posted by matteo at 4:02 PM on April 1, 2003

Why are the poster captions in english?

Maybe the french think certain english-speaking countries need some freedom of the press right about now?

Or this is an april fools joke.

Or they have been translated.

Just guessing here, of course.
posted by spazzm at 4:04 PM on April 1, 2003

Reporters Without Borders calls on Iraqi authorities to explain disappearance of four journalists

Yeah I'm sure they do! And the disappearance of thousands of Kuwatis and Shiites and God only knows who else.
posted by stbalbach at 4:44 PM on April 1, 2003

What's your point stbalbach? Do you have one? What's the relevance to this thread?
posted by Summer at 1:37 AM on April 2, 2003

Why are the poster captions in english?

They were translated for your reading picture, my friend. Here in Paris, they were in plain French.

The map here is also interesting...
posted by XiBe at 3:24 AM on April 2, 2003

Summer the point is the Iraqi government only understands one thing: force -- whoever has not figured that out yet the hard lessons will continue.
posted by stbalbach at 1:01 PM on April 2, 2003

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