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Latest update : 2010-12-29

François Ribéry: in the shadow of Franck

FRENCH PAPERS, Wednesday, 29th Dec 2010: Le Parisien leads this morning with a report on brothers of star footballers in France who are themselves far less accomplished sportsmen. On a more serious note, it is one year since two French journalists working for the France 3 network were taken hostage in Afghanistan. We look at coverage in the French papers.

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The families of Stéphane Taponier and Hervé Ghesquière speak to Libération this morning on the one-year anniversary of their being taken hostage in Afghanistan. The paper goes back over France’s efforts to have the two France 3 journalists freed.
 
Libération’s editorial notes, “You’d have to stop walking, reading, spending and thinking to simply try to imagine what it is to be a hostage for one year.”
 
The paper also prints an interview with the France 3 producer who sent the two journalists on their ill-fated mission to Afghanistan. He insists that both were experienced journalists who had in their time worked in Iraq. He also dismisses criticisms of efforts made by the French state to have them freed saying it’s unrealistic to think that authorities have not done all that they can to have the men liberated.
 
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