France: Legal proceedings threaten news website’s freedom to inform

first_img RSF_en “It is unacceptable that journalists are being prosecuted on charges punishable by imprisonment when all they did was divulge information in the public interest,” RSF secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “What kind of country has this become when journalists are officially threatened with imprisonment for uncovering information about the National Front’s funding?” France is ranked 39th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Receive email alerts The summons said they are suspected of “violating the confidentiality of a judicial investigation” and “publishing the records of judicial proceedings.” It also pointed out that they are facing the possible of imprisonment. Help by sharing this information Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the abusive judicial complaints being brought with increasing frequency against French news website Mediapart with the aim of forcing it to reveal its sources and thereby gagging its investigative reporting. Follow the news on France The website’s investigative reporting helped pave the way for several judicial investigations into the National Front’s finances. But it also resulted in two of its journalists, Marine Turchi and Fabrice Arfi, being summoned for questioning on 23 May at the headquarters of the crime squad known by the initials BRDP. May 10, 2021 Find out more News News RSF had long campaigned for the repeal of legislation that makes it a crime to receive confidential information from a judicial investigation. RSF had long campaigned for the repeal of legislation that makes it a crime to receive confidential information from a judicial investigation. June 2, 2021 Find out more The latest of the many complaints against Mediapart, which threaten its freedom to inform, comes from National Front leader Marine Le Pen in response to seven Mediapart stories about the sources of the party’s funding.center_img In France, many legal complaints that politicians bring against journalists are based on inappropriate legislative provisions. June 4, 2021 Find out more Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU News to go further During their interrogation, Arfi and Turchi were asked to name they sources. They refused to answer any questions and instead made a statement for the record in which they said they were the victims of yet another manoeuvre designed to obtain the identity of their sources and hijack media rights. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says FranceEurope – Central Asia Media independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression MARTIN BUREAU / AFP Organisation FranceEurope – Central Asia Media independenceProtecting sources Judicial harassmentFreedom of expression June 1, 2017 France: Legal proceedings threaten news website’s freedom to inform RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Newslast_img read more

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Health Minister to face protesters during visit to Letterkenny General Hospital

first_img 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articlePolice officer struck in Derry by car stolen in DonegalNext articleFormer NI secretary says Bloody Sunday soldiers shouldn’t face prosecution News Highland Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – March 2, 2014 News Google+ The Health Minister is in Letterkenny tomorrow morning to official re-open the Emergency Department and Acute Medical Assessment Unit at Letterkenny General.Both facilities will be opened to the public on March the 12th.The Donegal Diabetes Parent Support Group intend to protest at the visit – the group is angry at the lack of progress in service provision for children with diabetes in Donegal.The group says a paediatric diabetes Clinical Nurse Specialist is essential in Letterkenny. Facebookcenter_img Health Minister to face protesters during visit to Letterkenny General Hospital Twitter Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApplast_img read more

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Bread Du Jour hooks new distribution deals

first_imgWholesale bread supplier Bread Du Jour has secured a number of new distribution partnerships as it looks to roll out its expanding range.The firm’s artisan-style bake-off breads will now be available through Swithenbank Fresh & Fine Foods, Oliver Kay Produce and Heart Distribution, from this spring.The breads have a minimum shelf-life of 14 days, and are aimed at delicatessens, farm shops, restaurants, garden centres and cafés which are looking for a more convenient and cost-effective way to purchase and store bread.Bread Du Jour, which launched last autumn, will also be introducing a third-wave of new products at the upcoming Farm Shop & Deli Show at Birmingham’s NEC (24-26 March). These include: a Tomato Boule, Malt Fruit and Rye Bread, and an Oat and Barley Loaf.Kevin Bennett, director, Bread Du Jour, said: “We set out with the belief that we were solving a problem for retailers, chef and caterers. The positive response to both the bread itself and the benefits of the extended ambient shelf-life that comes with it, have been a great start to the business.”last_img read more

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