Democratic Republic of Congo – Incident involving Le Monde and AFP journalists (March 23, 2016)


We were informed on March 23 of the situation of journalists from Le Monde and AFP who had been attacked and whose equipment and passports had been seized.

Our ambassador immediately intervened with the authorities to ensure that their effects would be promptly returned to them, which will be the case very soon, and that full light would be shed on this incident.

France reaffirms its attachment to the freedom of expression and to the freedom of the press everywhere in the world.