Campaigns

December 16, 2014 - Updated on March 4, 2016

This is not a container, it's a prison

Reporters Without Borders and its advertising agency BETC are back in the public eye again at this troubled time for freedom of information, with journalists being murdered, jailed or censored.Coinciding with the release of its 2014 round-up of abuses against journalists, Reporters Without Borders is launching a campaign to mobilise support for media freedom and independence and to appeal to public generosity.BETC has produced a film based on a true story that shows a shipping container. It is a rather special container because, instead of transporting merchandize, it has been used as a prison cell for a journalist in the Eritrean desert for the past 12 years.Directed by One More, the film will be premiered today in Paris as part of a special event on the Champ de Mars (Place Jacques-Rueff), where Reporters Without Borders has installed a container in front of the Eiffel Tower.