100 photos of Steve McCurry for freedom of information | Reporters sans frontières | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Reporters sans frontières is proud to open the pages of his Steve McCurry's new album and presenting 100 of his finest photographs taken in Afghanistan over the last thirty years.



Freedom of expression and of information will always be the world’s most important freedom. If journalists were not free to report the facts, denounce abuses and alert the public, how would we resist the problem of children-soldiers, defend women’s rights, or preserve our environment? In some countries, torturers stop their atrocious deeds as soon as they are mentioned in the media. In others, corrupt politicians abandon their illegal habits when investigative journalists publish compromising details about their activities. Still elsewhere, massacres are prevented when the international media focuses its attention and cameras on events.

Freedom of information is the foundation of any democracy. Yet almost half of the world’s population is still denied it.