Released: December 2008
Client: Reporters Without Borders
Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi
Producer: Martine Joly
Executive Producer: Claude Fayolle
Director: Jean – Yves Lemoigne
About Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RWB) was founded in Montpellier, France in 1985. At first, the association was aimed at promoting alternative journalism, but later the aim had been changed towards freedom of press.
Reporters Without Borders states that it draws its inspiration from Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, according to which everyone has “the right to freedom of opinion and expression” and also the right to “seek, receive and impart” information and ideas “regardless of frontiers.” This has been re-affirmed by several charters and declarations around the world. In Europe, this right is included in the 1950 Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
Reporters Without Borders is a founding member of the International Freedom of Expression Exchange, a virtual network of non-governmental organisations that monitors free expression violations worldwide and defends journalists, writers and others who are persecuted for exercising their right to freedom of expression.