Thursday, 21 July 2011

Femen protest against detention of three journalists in Georgia

Members of Femen protested semi-naked against detention of photojournalists in Georgia and in front of their Embassy in Ukraine.

The three photographers in Georgia were charged with spying last week: Irakli Gedenidze, the personal photographer of President Mikhail Saakashvili; Zurab Kurtsikidze of the European Press photo Agency; and Abdaladze, who has worked for the Georgian Foreign Ministry and freelanced for The Associated Press. .

Significant media attention was naturally , given to this event who recorded their members being kicked by a security guard. Georgian Embassy has now apologized and they have dismissed the guard who attacked photographers and Femen.

Click on the photo to watch the video of this protest.

FEMEN (Ukrainian:Фемен) is a Ukrainian protest group based in Kiev, founded in 2008. The organisation became internationally known for organizing topless protests against sex tourists, international marriage agencies, sexism and other social, national and international ills.[1][4][5][6][7][8][9] Some of the goals of the organisation are: "To develop leadership, intellectual and moral qualities of the young women in Ukraine" and "To build up the image of Ukraine, the country with great opportunities for women".[3] As of late April 2010 the organisation is contemplating becoming a political party to run for seats in the next Ukrainian parliamentary election.[1][10

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Probably we doctors have to do the same infront of the GMC . Semi naked and with placards covering vital parts .( bankrupted to nakedness by GMC )