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2 French reporters captive in Afghanistan for year

 People gather in support of French TV journalists Herve Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponier, who were kidnapped a year ago east of Kabul, Afghanistan, i...
 Former hostage and journalist Florence Aubenas, left, stands alongside Gerard and Arlette Tapenier, the parents of French TV journalist Stephane Tape...
 People hold a banner reading "Free the hostages", as they gather in support of French TV journalists Herve Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponier, who were...
 Former hostage and journalist Florence Aubenas, center, delivers a speech during a gathering in support of French TV journalists Herve Ghesquiere and...

France Afghanistan Hostages

People gather in support of French TV journalists Herve Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponier, who were kidnapped a year ago east of Kabul, Afghanistan, i...

France Afghanistan Hostages

Former hostage and journalist Florence Aubenas, left, stands alongside Gerard and Arlette Tapenier, the parents of French TV journalist Stephane Tape...

France Afghanistan Hostages

People hold a banner reading "Free the hostages", as they gather in support of French TV journalists Herve Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponier, who were...

France Afghanistan Hostages

Former hostage and journalist Florence Aubenas, center, delivers a speech during a gathering in support of French TV journalists Herve Ghesquiere and...

The media rights group Reporters Without Borders has projected photos of two French journalists onto Paris' Arc de Triomphe to mark the first anniversary of their kidnapping in Afghanistan.
French Foreign Minister Michele Alliot-Marie says in a statement that securing freedom for TV journalists Herve Ghesquiere and Stephane Taponier _ and six other French hostages around the world _ is an "absolute priority" of the government.
The faces of the two men, who work for France-3 television, are also being projected later Wednesday onto the facade of the Paris City Hall. A candlelight vigil is also planned.
Taponier and Ghesquiere were kidnapped a year ago east of Kabul.


Updated : 2021-03-06 01:35 GMT+08:00