Like many people living in a working class area 'Nour' – not his real name – is angry at media coverage of the urban unrest that spread across France after the death of 17-year-old Nahel last month at the hands of the police. “To some journalists, Nahel was a criminal, his death was just another news story and the unrest which followed was simply an excuse to loot and pillage shops,” he says. Nour knows what he is talking about when it comes to understanding how sections of the media see deprived areas; he is himself a journalist on a daily regional newspaper in the south-east of the country.
Since January 7, 2023 our colleague and friend Mortaza Behboudi has been imprisoned in Afghanistan, in the Taliban prisons.
We do not forget him and call for his release.