Iraq – Death of a French journalist (20 June 2017)


We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of the journalist Stephan Villeneuve, who was reporting on Iraq for France 2’s “Envoyé Spécial.”

Stephan Villeneuve succumbed to his injuries after a mine explosion that also injured two of his colleagues and killed an Iraqi fixer.

We offer our condolences to his family, and share their pain. We assure the staff of France Télévisions and #5bis Productions, for which he worked, of our deep solidarity. His courage and professionalism made him a respected journalist who earned the admiration of all those who worked with him.

Our embassy in Baghdad is providing the necessary support to our two injured compatriots and is in touch with their families.