Friday marks 500 days since two French journalists were taken hostage by Taliban forces in Afghanistan. The continuing plight of Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier underscores the dangers of reporting from conflict zones.
Reporter Hervé Ghesquière and cameraman Stéphane Taponier marked a 500th day in captivity on Friday. The now-renowned journalists for the TV channel France 3 were captured by Taliban forces on 29 December 2009, some 60 kilometres from Kabul, along with their three Afghan assistants. According to Reporters Without Borders, the Paris-based press freedom organisation, Taponier and Ghesquière are the only journalists in the world currently being held hostage.
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Date created : 2011-05-13