The Municipality of Paris is the official ICORN host, partnered by among others Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris Biblilothèques, Reporters Sans Frontières and Maison des Journalistes.
The City of Paris joined ICORN in January 2011 and has since hosted the renowned Iranian Cartoonist Mana Neyestani and Syrian writer and editor Najati Tayara.
Paris joins ICORN
As a capital with an international influence, Paris is involved in major global issues. Solidarity initiatives, cultural exchanges, European policies and cooperation agreement.
Paris has inspired the greatest artists. Many programmes are conducted with over forty capitals and major foreign cities so that it remains an open capital of culture, where creators from all over the world meet, share and produce their work. The aim is to enable the Parisian artistic scene to be exported abroad. Artist residency programmes, foreign spotlights and several international projects are the result.
The City of Paris is a worldwide symbol of human rights, individual rights and freedom of the press. This is a privilege but also a responsibility: that of promoting these values where they are scorned.
Paris City of Refuge in the media
Paris joins network of cities welcoming persecuted writers (RSF - Reporters Without Borders)