What journalists in France should do if questioned or investigated

first_img “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says France’s National Union of Journalists (SNJ) and Judicial Press Association (APJ) yesterday published a manual advising journalists in France on how to respond if they are summoned for questioning or are placed under investigation.Its release comes amid considerable concern within the French media about the fact that at least nine journalists – freelancers, journalists employed by leading media outlets and media bosses – have been summoned for questioning in recent weeks by France’s domestic intelligence agency, the DGSI.The manual – which answers such questions as “How should I react if I am summoned as a witness?”, “How should I react if I am placed in police custody” and “Could my office be searched?” – can be downloaded  from the SNJ and APJ websites. There are two versions, short and long.Most of the answers are based on the safeguards for journalists that are recognized by France’s 1881 press freedom law and article 10 (on freedom of expression) in the European Convention on Human Rights.  News Follow the news on France Help by sharing this information FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Citizen-journalistsJudicial harassment Receive email alerts RSF_en News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story News News Organisation June 4, 2021 Find out more AFP June 26, 2019 What journalists in France should do if questioned or investigated May 10, 2021 Find out more to go further FranceEurope – Central Asia Protecting journalistsProtecting sources Citizen-journalistsJudicial harassment June 2, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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