The Daily of Reunion will boycott the World Cup

Le Quotidien de la Réunion, one of the island’s two regional newspapers, will not cover the 2022 World Cup, which begins on November 20 in Qatar. The French media headlined on the front page of its Tuesday edition ” Without us “, on the background of an empty stadium, specifying below:” In the name of its values, Le Quotidien is boycotting the 2022 World Cup. »

This decision comes about because intolerable attacks on dignity, human freedoms, minorities, the planet ” in the organization of the tournament, as the newspaper specifies in a press release. It refers in particular to the working conditions of foreign workers and the air conditioning of stadiums.

Our newspaper will boycott everything related to the sporting event, but will relay information related to the ecological and human issues raised by the competition.explained to AFP Vincent Vibert, the director of the Daily. This boycott project was proposed by the head of the newspaper’s sports department. He didn’t know how to relay the event, so he suggested to management that they simply boycott it, which we validated and presented internally. »

This is the first time in France that a media has announced a boycott of a World Cup.

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