Exhibition: Journalists in exile
The role of professional journalists is to report the facts and enlighten public opinion. But in many countries, journalists are threatened, gagged or mistreated becaue they want to do their job. They have no choice but to go into exile to escape prison or death. Hard to quantify, this forced uprooting of hundreds of media workers rarely appears in the annual reports of large organisations that defend the freedom to provide information.
The exhibition "Journalists in exile" produced by the Belgian ensemble En-GAJE (Ensemble – Groupe d'Aide aux Journalistes Exilés) offers a chance to get to know nine of them thanks to the portraits created by Brussels photographer Frédéric Moreau de Bellaing and to the testimonies of the journalists themselves.
The public will therefore become acquainted with their faces, their backgrounds, their skills and their hardships.
Where: “Bord-de-verre” building: rue du Poinçon, 15, 1000 Brussels
When: 1 to 9 October (closed on Sunday) – from 1000 to 1800 (until 1600 on 9/10)
Journalists who have taken refuge in Belgium provide testimony and engage in dialogue
Threatened with death, Omeyma, a Palestinian journalist, fled Gaza in order to stay alive.
Committed to women’s rights, Fatimetou had to leave her native Mauritania.
Valéry is one of the many journalists threatened and deprived of media in Burundi.
These three journalists will talk about their exile and engage in discussion with an audience this Thursday, 8 October, from 1830 to 2000, as part of the exhibition "Journalists in exile" presented by the non-profit organisation En-GAJE for the Fourteen Days of International Solidarity event of the City of Brussels.
Where: BV2 auditorium – 2nd floor: rue du Poinçon, 15, 1000 Brussels
When: Thursday 8 October, from 1830 to 2000
Reservation: places must be reserved by email : firstname.lastname@example.org