Olivier Dubois, French journalist continues to ask for help March 2022
Olivier Dubois, a French journalist kidnapped by JNIM, called on family, friends and the French authorities to continue efforts to rescue them. Dubois was taken hostage on 04/08/21 by JNIM (Al Qaeda in the Sahel) in the Gao region.
He moved to Bamako, in Mali, in 2015 to work as a journalist covering conflicts in the region. There, he directed a documentary series titled Poilorama for ARTE Créative.
In 2020, he joined Libération as a freelancer, covering several major events in Mali, such as the 2020 Malian protests and the liberation of French-Swiss humanitarian worker Sophie Pétronin, who had been abducted by Jama’at Nasr al-Islam wal Muslimin.
In late-February 2021, he covered conflicts in the Dogon country in Mali, spending several days with the Dan Na Ambassagou militia and having photographs taken by him published in Libération for the first time.