By Bernard Bujold (LeStudio1) –
The revelation about François Bugingo’s journalist reports that would be false are very upsetting, especially for the Quebec media.
I worked once in person with Bugingo and he had delivered the goods, photos in evidence…
It was the first visit to Canada by Ingrid Betancourt on September 24, 2009 (there were other visits thereafter but organized by his publisher).
The 2009 visit was full of dignitaries from the President of CBC Hubert Lacroix, Governor General Michaëlle Jean, Ambassador of France to Canada François Delattre, the renowned journalist Dennis Trudeau, etc.
François Bugingo was president of Reporters without borders, Canada section.
I have not maintained contact with Bugingo thereafter except on Facebook while we became “friends”.
I am sad about Bugingo charges because he was an individual respectful and nice.
But I am also angry against this situation.
If the allegations are false, then La Presse (Isabelle Hachey) will pay the price; if these are true, then it will be the end of what has been the false career of this journalist FRANÇOIS BUGINGO.
To be continued!
Photo 1: François Bugingo and Isabelle Hachey;
Photo 2 and 3: Ingrid Betancourt;
Photo 4: Hubert Lacroix and François Bugingo;
Picture 5 and 6: François Bugingo (2009);
SEE STORY VISIT INGRID BETANCOURT SEPTEMBER 2009;
SEE STORY LA PRESSE MAY 23 2015;
SEE REACTION FRANÇOIS BUGINGO;