More than a year ago, the Taliban took control of Afghanistan. But their regime has ruined the country and broken human rights.
On February 22, 2020, at around 8 p.m., the young protester “Muhammad Ali” (a pseudonym) was waiting alone near Kahramana square in central Baghdad, for
After a three month-long state-mandated lockdown, a historian interviewed the staff members and exiled media professionals who respectively work and live at the Maison des
Let us go back to the tense moments following Hossam’s disappearance.
Suddenly, his family and friends found themselves into an unprecedented situation that required careful consideration. What were the best steps to take? Which were the most suitable people to reach out? Which organizations could help following his case? Who could be trusted?
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Give a donation to the Maison des Journalistes -MDJ-, it is a commitment to respect freedom of the press and expression in France and in the World, and concretely it is:
→ Guarantee the reception and lodging of at least 14 male and female journalists in the premises of the Maison des Journalistes in Paris for an average stay of 10 months.
→ Encourage the social and administrative support of these media professionals during all the steps necessary to apply for political asylum in France.
→ Renvoyé Spécial, le programme of meetings with journalists from the MDJ, witnesses of the oppression occurring in all four corners of the earth, in order to raise awareness, especially the youth, of the importance of the freedom of expression and of democratic values.
→ reinforce the range of cultural, linguistic and professional activities that punctuate the lives of MDJ residents and encourage their integration into French society for a new life (free French classes, discovery of heritage and French institutions, visits by media partners, journalistic workshops, etc.).
→ support the large-scale cultural projects initiated by the MDJ journalists who cultivate freedom of expression in all its forms (Waiting exhibition in partnership with the City Council of the tenth arrondissement of Paris; the exhibition journal D’Ici in collaboration with Magnum Photo agency in 2019).
→ open L’Oeil de la Maison des journalistes, the online journal of the association, which offers current and former residents a space to exercise their freedom to inform.
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