Freedom of the press – Report by “Reporters without Borders” (26 April 2017)

France expresses its concern following the publication on April 26 by “Reporters without Borders” of its report on the freedom of the press, which indicates an alarming deterioration in the situation around the world.

In a context in which propaganda, rumors and fake news spread rapidly, freedom of the press has never been so critical. The duty to inform is more important than ever. The protection of journalists is therefore an imperative.

That is why the defense of fundamental freedoms, especially the freedom of expression and the freedom of the press, is a priority for our foreign policy. We remain committed, notably at the UN, to ensuring the protection of journalists.

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