Baku Initiative Group To Hold Press Conference On New Caledonia

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 11. The Baku Initiative Group will hold a press conference on New Caledonia themed “Decolonization, International Diplomacy, and the Role of Communication in the Modern World", Trend reports.

As is known, French security forces reacted violently to a peaceful protest by the indigenous Kanak people of New Caledonia, resulting in more than 10 civilians being killed and hundreds injured and arrested.

Access to New Caledonia was closed by decision of the French government, and an illegal curfew is still in effect.

To hide the atrocities committed by the French police and gendarmerie from the world community, the fundamental rights of the Kanaks, the owners of the island, were grossly violated, and their freedom of speech was limited.

In order to break through the information blockade and learn about what is happening on the island from the local officials, the Baku Initiative Group is organizing a hybrid press conference.

Therefore, the mentioned conference, involving a group of journalists from around Africa, prominent bloggers, and civil society activists, as well as journalists from New Caledonia (in total, over 20 foreign media representatives), as well as roundtable discussions, will be held.

The goal of the conference is to bring international attention to the human rights abuses that have taken place in New Caledonia and other former French colonies, and to talk about how to work together in the communications sector to fight neo-colonialism, the latest form of colonialism that is still going strong in Africa. New Caledonian government representatives will be available to field questions from the media.

The conference will take place on June 13 at 16:00 (GMT +4).


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