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Reporters Without Borders and Ai Weiwei Reveal what Beijing Wants to Hide

Posted by on 2013/10/22. Filed under Breaking News,International. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

For the first time, the famous photobook 100 Photos for Press Freedom by Reporters Without Borders is distributed all around the world in an enriched digital version, in French and in English. It is available on the Apple Store from September 23rd for 7,99 euros and 7,99 dollars. The Fall publication of this collection entirely contributes to the funding of Reporters Without Borders’ actions and is featuring Ai Weiwei, Chinese artist and dissident of international renown.

While the repression by the Chinese authorities intensified these last weeks, “State Power, Secret Police” gathers more than 100 exclusive pictures which report the oppressive surveillance the artist is subjected to. “We are proud to publish this album of protest with this tireless resistant fighter, who became our ambassador a few months ago. By revealing to the whole world the daily violations of the freedom to inform by the Chinese state power, he breaks the law of silence and points out the absurdity of an entire system. As proof of the universal impact of his message, leading figures as Lech Walesa, Nobel Peace Price, agreed to contribute to this exceptional album”, explains Christophe Deloire, Secretary-general of Reporters Without Borders. “This irreverent work is the result of an exclusive collaboration with an artist kept under surveillance, prevented from leaving his country, and who has reinvented activism as art  ”, explains Judith Benyayer, Publishing and marketing manager of Reporters Without Borders.

Published in an edition of 110.000 copies, the album 100 Photos by Ai Weiwei for Press Freedom, has just been released in France, in newstands and bookstores, since last September 12th.


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