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French police detain, assault reporter Taha Bouhafs during protest

June 18, 2019 12:00 PM ET

On June 11, 2019, police officers arrested Taha Bouhafs, a reporter at French news website Là-bas Si J'y Suis, allegedly assaulted him during the arrest, confiscated his mobile phone, and detained him for 24 hours, according to reports by his employer and local news outlets....

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French journalists, Le Monde publisher called for questioning by intelligence agency

May 23, 2019 1:45 PM ET

Berlin, May 23, 2019 -- The General Directorate for Internal Security, France's domestic intelligence agency, should immediately withdraw summons for questioning issued to journalists Ariane Chemin and Michel Despratx, and Le Monde publisher Louis Dreyfus, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. The directorate has summoned at least four...

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French reporters questioned by intelligence service in leak investigation

May 14, 2019 4:53 PM ET

Berlin, May 14, 2019 -- The General Directorate for Internal Security, France's domestic intelligence agency, should stop pursuing investigative journalists Geoffrey Livolsi, Mathias Destal, and Benoît Collombat in a leak investigation, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Two journalists arrested covering yellow vest protests in France

April 26, 2019 10:00 AM ET

On April 20, 2019, video journalists Gaspard Glanz and Alexis Kraland were arrested while covering "yellow vest" anti-government protests in Paris, according to media reports....

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Moroccan press freedom conference in Paris shut down after disruptions, power cut

February 27, 2019 12:15 PM ET

A conference on press freedom in Morocco held in Paris, France, was shut down on February 15, 2019, when the power was cut to the event after hecklers yelled at speakers and threw stink bombs, according to news reports, videos posted to social media, and witnesses who spoke with...

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French police attempt to search Mediapart offices over Benalla report

February 4, 2019 1:55 PM ET

Berlin, February 4, 2019--The Paris prosecutor's office should cease its attempts to search the offices of investigative news outlet Mediapart, the Committee to Protect Journalists said. Mediapart reported that police and prosecutors attempted to search its office today as part of an investigation into the outlet's reporting on the...

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French radio station burned in arson attack, anarchist group claims responsibility

February 4, 2019 10:09 AM ET

The Grenoble office of regional French public radio station France Bleu Isère was partially destroyed in an arson attack on January 28, 2019, according to the broadcaster. On January 30, a local anti-capitalist anarchist group claimed responsibility for the attack, the station reported....

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Police, 'yellow vest' protesters both target journalists in France, Belgium

December 17, 2018 10:36 AM ET

Dozens of journalists covering anti-government protests in France and Belgium in November and December of 2018 suffered attacks by the demonstrators and the police, according to press and social media reports....

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CPJ Safety Advisory: Covering protests in France and Belgium

December 6, 2018 3:12 PM ET

Despite the French government announcing it will drop a proposed fuel tax rise, the gilets jaunes (yellow jackets) group, truckers, and farming groups have called for more protests, according to The Guardian. Mass demonstrations have taken place across France and Belgium as initial protests over the proposed increase in...

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On International Women's Day, CPJ looks at threats women journalists face

March 7, 2018 4:47 PM ET

From imprisonment, sexual violence, cyber harassment, and even death, CPJ has documented threats faced by women journalists across the globe....

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