Wednesday, 23 July 2008

18th of July: First anniversary of Jean-Baptiste's departure from France

One year ago, on the 18th of July 2007, enthusiastically, Jean-Baptiste was mounting his bicycle for a trip around the world he'd been dreaming for 2 years.
After giving regular update on his trip which he was finding physically easy and packed with discoveries, the silence was established from the 5th of December 2008.
This Silence is worrying his family and his friends.
No sign of life, not any leads of of Jean-Baptiste, nowhere.

"We are afraid that everybody would forget, that years would come by and that we would stay alone with our pain and our incertitude.
Waiting is unbearable. The French police has to go there, the judge sent an International Rogatory Commission, but the Indian authorities are yet to give their go ahead."
Are saying his parents on this anniversary date.

Thank you for the attention you'll put on this appeal.
It is up to everyone to continue this chain of hope... thanks to Internet and your address books.

Dr Catherine de Korwin,
President of the association AJB.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Media related Campains

Many media contacts allowed us to make Jean-Baptiste's disappearance well known and to increase public awareness:

WRITTEN PRESS: (in France)
- Le Républicain Lorrain 12.3.08 : Routard nancéien disparu en Inde : une inquiétante disparition
- L’Est Républicain 12.3.08 : Un Lorrain porté disparu en Inde
- Le Figaro 12.3.08 : Un cyclotouriste français porté disparu à BOMBAY
- Aujourd’hui en France 14.3.08 : La trace du cyclotouriste français se perd en Inde
- France dimanche 28.3.08 : Jean Baptiste disparu à vélo
- L’Est Républicain 29.4.08 : Disparition en Inde : un juge d’instruction nommé à Nancy
- Nice Matin : 31.5.08 : Parti de La Colle, disparu en Inde
- 23/06/08 : Nancy : audition des parents du jeune français disparu en Inde.

- 11th may : France 2 : 20h15
- 23rd y : France 3 : 19h
- May : La six : le 6’
Emission TV :
24 mai France 2 : FAITS DIVERS : le Mag. (émission de 10 mn).

Emissions RADIO:
- RTL 11.3.08
- SUD RADIO 14.3.08
Numbers of articles in the Indian press:
Mumbai mirror, The Times of India, DNA Mumbai, Star news, etc…

Creation of the association "Alerte Disparition de Jean-Baptiste Talleu" (AJB)

The association AJB was created by friends of Jean-Baptiste to support his family and help find him.

Published in the JO, the 31st of may 2008, with the n°1234.


-Collect funds to help the family in the research of Jean Baptiste TALLEU;
-Increase public, officials, and administration's awareness of the case, to help find Jean Baptiste TALLEU;
-Increase awareness of the risks taken when travelling in foreign countries;
-Gather other families having a relative missing in India;

Gather funds for:
-Financing the first wave of information;
-Financing the trip of Marie-Claire, his mother, and Vincent, his brother, and Patricia, his brother's partner. This trip, very fruitful, was made possible from 1st may to 12th may.

-Information campaign around the first anniversary of Jean-Baptiste's departure, on the 18th of july 2007.
-Sensitize all the Christians of France.

-After the go-ahead of the Indian authorities, departure of a French team of policemen in Mumbai, after the sending in India of the International Rogatory Commission by the judge on the 16th may 2008. Still no news at the moment.
-Finance a long term trip for Marie-Claire in India. Her departure is planned in september or Ocotber; everything depending on the results of the Internation Rogatory Commission.
-Support the media-related campaigns in France as well as in India for Jean-Baptiste not to fall into oblivion.