Making police unidentifiable in the media, the proposed French bill would seriously restrict press freedom

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Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges France’s National Assembly neither to put on the agenda, nor to examine a new bill that would require the media to “make security forces unidentifiable” in any photo or video they publish or broadcast. The proposed law would make it very hard for journalists to cover many public events, which often involve a police presence, and would restrict the information about police behaviour available to the public.

Submitted on 26 May by Éric Ciotti and other members of the centre-right “The Republicans” party (LR), the bil

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