Paris to host concert in memory of Daniel Pearl

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PARIS, Sept 22, 2006 (AFP) - Paris will hold a charity concert in aid of a foundation set up after the murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl as part of world-wide events described by his French wife as "very touching".

PARIS, Sept 22, 2006 (AFP) - Paris will hold a charity concert in aid of a foundation set up after the murder of US journalist Daniel Pearl as part of world-wide events described by his French wife as "very touching".

*sidebar1*Created by the parents of the Wall Street Journal journalist, the Daniel Pearl Foundation has instigated a network of annual concerts throughout the world called the World Music Days.

"I have seen Music Days in several countries and for me, it is very touching. At the point where words end, are no longer efficient, music is a way of communicating which appeals directly to the emotions", Pearl's widow Mariane told AFP.

"I'd like to bring my son so that he sees that around something negative you can federate authentic energies", the Paris-based Pearl, who is also a journalist, said.

Her son, Adam, was born just a few months after his father's murder in 2002.

Mariane Pearl, whose book about the murder of her husband is being turned into a film "A Mighty Heart", is supporting the concert organised by the recently-created French association.

She declined to comment on the film.

The concert profits will go towards spreading the foundation's message in Europe, such as helping young journalists coming out of college or setting up a prize for reporting, Lachkar said.

Pearl was killed by Islamic militants after being kidnapped in the Pakistani city of Karachi in January 2002 where he was investigating Islamic militancy.

Copyright AFP

Subject: French news

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