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3 May 2004

14th World Press Freedom Day

THE 2003 GLOBAL PRESS FREEDOM WORLD TOUR

More than 130 journalists are currently imprisoned around the world just for doing their job. Forty-two were killed in 2003 in the course of their work or because of their opinions.

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(JPEG) The Reporters Without Borders annual report lists the attacks on press freedom worldwide in 2003.

42 journalists were killed during the year, mainly in Asia and the Middle East (especially the Iraq war). It was the most since 1995. 766 others were arrested, at least 1,460 physically attacked or threatened and 501 media censored.

The 2003 Global Press Freedom World Tour, published with support from the French magazine Télérama, looks at the main attacks on press freedom in five continents.

The report is on sale for 8 euros from Reporters Without Borders head office. It can also be downloaded on our website www.rsf.org from 3 May.

THE LIST OF 37 PREDATORS OF PRESS FREEDOM

(JPEG) Each year, Reporters Without Borders publishes a new list of the world’s predators of press freedom. Because they threaten the right of all of us to be kept informed and to inform others, we should know them and know their faces. The profiles of these 37 predators are in our latest book of photographs, Dominique Issermann for Press Freedom, and can also be seen on our website www.rsf.org.

You can also hear about the three we have added to the list at the press conference on 3 May at 10 a.m. at the FNAC Saint-Lazare, in Paris.

PRESS FREEDOM UNDER THE PALM TREES: REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS EXPOSES DICTATORSHIPS IN "PARADISE"

Soft sandy beaches, palm trees and coconuts, deep blue sea and spectacular temples... Behind the tourist clichés, there’s quite another story. In Burma, Cuba, the Maldives, the Seychelles, in Tunisia and Vietnam, press freedom doesn’t exist. Independent journalists are seen as enemies of the state and constantly hounded by the authorities.

FNAC Saint-Lazare, in Paris, is hosting a press conference about dictatorships in "paradise" on 3 May at 10 a.m. Journalists and human rights campaigners will talk about attacks on press freedom in these countries. Reporters Without Borders will also present its new book of photographs, Dominique Issermann for Press Freedom, with the author in attendance.

A NEW BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHS: DOMINIQUE ISSERMANN FOR PRESS FREEDOM

(JPEG) This year, we invite the public to once again enjoy discovering the finest pictures taken by a well-known photographer and, at the same time, support the cause of press freedom around the world.

This new Reporters Without Borders book of photos features the work of Dominique Issermann. She has photographed all the big stars and worked in the advertising and fashion worlds. She has allowed us to reprint her work over 80 pages.

The book was produced with support from the FNAC leisure chain and France’s Centre region and will be on sale at newsstands, bookshops and supermarkets with the help in France of the Nouvelles Messageries de la Presse Parisienne (NMPP), the Relay network and Interforum Editis, who are giving their services free.

152 pages - 6 £ - $ 10 - Can $ 12.75 - 8 euros - from 3 May 2004. Cover and photos to promote the book are available free of charge at www.rsf.org - click ’media downloads.’

PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN: "UNIMAGINABLE IN FRANCE MAYBE, BUT IT’S ALREADY HAPPENING IN MORE THAN 50 COUNTRIES"
(JPEG) Reporters Without Borders is making people aware of its daily battle for press freedom by launching a publicity drive on TV, radio and in the written press.

You can see the TV campaign, by Wilfrid Brimo of Wanda Productions, at our website www.rsf.org (’media downloads’) and also hear the radio spots (by Chez Jean Production). The written press campaign will present three situations not seen in France but unfortunately possible in other countries. They contain tough messages saying that journalists are public enemies.

If you want to have any of these campaign packs, you can order them from presse@rsf.org or communication@rsf.org

PRESS FREEDOM UNDER THE PALM TREES
REPORTERS WITHOUT BORDERS EXPOSES DICTATORSHIPS IN "PARADISE"

Monday 3 May, 10 a.m., at FNAC Saint-Lazare, in Paris with
Robert Ménard, secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders, and photographer Dominique Issermann
with contributions by journalists and human rights campaigners from dictatorships in "paradise."

Please confirm you will be attending by e-mailing us at communication@rsf.org or phoning (33) (0)1 4483-8472/73

Media contacts: Tel: (33) (0) 1 4483-8472/ 73 / Communications / Press - communication2@rsf.org / communication@rsf.org




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