The annual report
RSF publishes its annual report on 3 May. "Except for the number of journalists killed, all the figures rose sharply in 2001," it says. "They included arrests of journalists (489, up 50 per cent), threats and attacks (716, up 40 per cent) and incidents of censorship (378, up 28 per cent). More and more journalists went to jail for denouncing embezzlement, criticising officials or simply expressing concern of any kind - in other words, for doing their job, which was enough for even the most cautious journalist to be sued for harming the reputation of a leader or even national morale. The number of journalists in prison at the end of 2001 was 110, compared with 74 a year earlier, an increase of almost 50 per cent."
Press Freedom in 150 Countries (704 pages — € 14- 24 FS - 9 £ - 15 $ US)
With support from the Vivendi Universal group.
The Report is available on our website www.rsf.org
The new photo album
Yann Arthus-Bertrand for press freedom, the new album of photos sold in France and more than 20 other countries. 128 pages, with 75 photos borrowed from his book Earth from above.
After the example of Sebastião Salgado, Raymond Depardon, Marc Riboud, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Willy Ronis and William Klein, now Yann Arthus-Bertrand lends his work to Reporters Without Borders in the cause of press freedom. His photos show the world’s beauty and also its fragility. They remind us of our responsibility as citizens to protect our environment. They also display the talent and generosity of a photographer both rigorous and popular.
As every year, the album is produced and sold with the help and efforts of the entire profession. Everyone contributes know-how, experience and enthusiasm, including the Nouvelle Messageries de la Presse Parisienne (NMPP), Robert Delpire and the team at Idéodis, the Alice advertising agency and FNAC.
On sale for € 6 / 10,50 $ Can / 4, 70 £ / 8 $ US
Lucie Morillon - firstname.lastname@example.org - Christine Poumarède - email@example.com
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