Press freedom advocates rename streets in Paris protesting to end impunity



    Press freedom advocates rename streets in Paris protesting to end impunity

    Nov.3, Paris: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has organised an unusual protest in Paris, renaming several streets after journalists who have been murdered, tortured or disappeared in during their work.

    They renamed 12 streets of the embassies of the countries where the journalists were victims and crimes go unpunished.

    The streets were named after Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, who was kidnapped, tortured and killed in Islamabad four years ago.
    Another Eritrean embassy, activists put up a sign saying "Dawit Isaak street" in reference to a Swedish-Eritrean journalist who has been held in Eritrea without trial since 2001.

    The organisation staged protest and regular streets signs on Monday to mark the UN-initiated International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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