The image on the poster shown above, by Giles Clarke, was pasted up for the 9th edition of “Les Assises Internationales du Journalisme et de l’Information,” also known as the International Congress for Journalism & Information.
The caption reads: Bhopal, India, November 29th, 2015: Ateeq, 15 years old, with his mother Shehnaz at home in the Karond neighbourhood. Ateeq was born to parents contaminated by a carcinogenic and mutagenic water supply.
The original site of the toxic pesticide plant was never cleaned up and remains, as referred to by Greenpeace as one of the world’s ‘toxic hotspots’. Thousands of families have, for decades, been using water contaminated with toxic chemicals as their primary supply leading to serious illnesses, including cancers, and a spate of birth defects in their children.
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