Q : The Algerian minister of communication is threatening the international television network France 24 with the “permanent withdrawal” of its accreditation as a result, according to him, of its “blatant bias” in the coverage of Hirak. What is France’s response? Have you lodged a complaint with the Algerian authorities?
A : France defends the freedom of the press everywhere, as well as the safety of journalists and all those whose voices contribute to public debate. The freedom to provide information is a fundamental right, which must be protected everywhere.