Shadow over Louvre Abu Dhabi

Issue no5
Oct / Nov 2017
REMIX

Swiss journalists reporting on opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi detained for two days. The pair were blindfolded then interrogated for up to 10 hours by authorities over their coverage of migrant workers.
Journalist Serge Enderlin and cameraman Jon Bjorgvinsson were detained last Thursday after taking pictures at an open-air market in Abu Dhabi. Enderlin told Al Jazeera the pair were questioned over their coverage of migrant workers. “All we wanted to do was put the opening of the Louvre in a wider context–as a flip-side to the glitz of the museum we wanted to show the migrant workers who actually built it,” he said.

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Metropolis M Magazine for contemporary art No 5 — 2017