Reporters without Borders Renames Paris Street after Nazeeha Saeed

2015-11-04 - 2:15 ص

Bahrain Mirror: In a protest to mark International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, Reporters without Borders said that it renamed 12 streets in Paris after journalists who have been murdered, tortured or disappeared.

The organization explained that the renamed streets are those with embassies of countries where journalists have been the victims of unpunished crimes. The embassy addresses have been changed to draw attention to the failure of these countries to take action and to remind them of their obligation to do whatever is needed to bring those responsible for these crimes to justice.

It further stated that it used these cases to highlight the fact that crimes of violence against journalists usually go unpunished because official investigations are inadequate or non-existent. It went on to say that more than 90 percent of crimes against journalist are never solved.

Reporters without Borders called for the appointment of a special representative to the UN secretary-general on the safety of journalists.

Journalist Nazeeha Saeed is among dozens of Bahraini journalists who have been tortured within a campaign against democracy in February 2011.

Arabic Issue 

التعليقات المنشورة لا تعبر بالضرورة عن رأي الموقع

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