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Reporters Without Borders: Asterix staunch defender of press freedom


As the new adventure of the little Gaul, Asterix and the Griffon appears, Reporters Without Borders pays tribute to this comic book monument saluting its unalterable joyous resistance.

Who better than him to defend the values ​​of Reporters Without Borders? Homeric fights and onomatopoeias, Roman orgies, unfailing friendship and above all laughter in all its outbursts ... The new album of the NGO salutes the inflexible resistance of Asterix. After Riad Sattouf, she was once again inspired by the ninth art to wear the colors of press freedom. The book brings together one hundred drawings from the saga with imperishable universal values. With his accomplice René Goscinny, his “


” as he himself said, Albert Uderzo was able to create, with the parody saga, a spirit. Better, a philosophy where resistance, solidarity, tolerance and especially humor were relayed by its so expressive and dynamic line.

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We can easily identify with the joyful resistance of Asterix, hero of this album,"

boasts Christophe Deloire, Secretary General of Reporters Without Borders


Like Asterix, we are not very tall but we try to be smart;

like him, we regularly drink the magic potion (the encouragement of our supporters);

like him, we taste frank camaraderie in the face of empires and oppressions.


Asterix, the embodiment of resistance

The drawings published by Reporters Without Borders highlight the osmosis between the immense talent of the designer who sketched the movement like no one else and the virtuosity of the screenwriter who made the French language a jubilant adventure.

Word games, polysemics, anachronisms or parodies, ingenious staging of onomatopoeias have formed the unalterable arsenal of the two authors to exalt resistance and its corollary freedom.

Asterix in Le Tour de Gaulle published in 1965. Asterix OBÉLIX IDÉFIX 2021 THE EDITIONS ALBERT RENÉ / GOSCINNY-UDERZO

In addition to the merry drawings of the portfolio, the album presents edifying texts on the springs which made the success and the durability of the saga.

Historian Bruno Fuligni, publishing director Albert René Céleste Surugue, butcher Yves-Marie Le Bourdonnec, researcher Nicolas Rivière and Thibaut Bruttin of Reporters Without Borders, each shed light and a relevant vision of the work of the two authors.

In the sole desire to amuse the reader, the Goscinny and Uderzo tandem helped give the resistance a face.

An incarnation immortalized by the illustrious formula: "

In 50 BC, a village of irreducible Gauls still resists the invader ...


Cover of the Reporters sans Frontières album, taken from the Asterix saga.


Asterix, 100 photos for press freedom,

9.90 euros.

Source: lefigaro

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