Christophe Deloire, Reporters Without Borders Secretary General Dies at 53


Christophe Deloire, general secretary of the Reporters Without Borders (RSF), known for its annual press freedom ranking in the world, died at age 53 following a battle with cancer, the Paris-based organization announced.


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RFS announced on a statement on its web page that Deloire had held the post since 2012 “and for 12 years transformed the association, marked by renewed growth and impact, into a global champion for the defence of journalism.”

????MEDIA | The Chief of «Reporters Without Borders» died at the age of 53, according to a press release from the NGO this Saturday. In office since 2012, an ardent defender of press freedom worldwide, Christophe Deloire died «from a devastating cancer», indicated @RSF_inter.

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Christophe Deloire, Director General of Reporters Without Borders, died on Saturday 8 June at the age of 53. He was a tireless defender of free, independent and pluralistic journalism on every continent.

— RSF (@RSF_inter) June 8, 2024

Reporters Without Borders extended through the statement “its deepest condolences to his wife Perrine, his son Nathan, his parents, and all those close to him.”

The non-governmental organization points out that “Deloire was a tireless defender, on every continent, of the freedom, independence and pluralism of journalism, in a context of information chaos. Journalism was his life’s struggle, which he fought with unshakeable conviction.”

The journalist, who worked in the magazine ‘Le Point’ between 1998 and 2007, as well as in the television channels ARTE and TF1, directed between 2008 and 2012 one of the most prestigious journalism schools in France, the CFJ.

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