French journalists Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat … back home in France after their 11-week detention by Indonesian authorities. Image: RSF
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Report – By Pacific Media Watch
French journalists Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat have returned to France after being detained for 11 weeks in the Indonesian Melanesian province of Papua, where a court in Papua’s capital, Jayapura, convicted them last week of misusing tourist visas to work as journalists.
They arrived in Paris on Friday and, along with their families, were received in the evening at Reporters Without Borders headquarters by RWB staff, their support committee, the Memento TV production company, the TV channel Arte and friends.
“The return of Dandois and Bourrat is a big relief for us,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. Read more »