Niger - Condemnation of the suspension of France 24 and RFI (August 3, 2023)


France condemns in the strongest possible terms the suspension of the France 24 and RFI broadcasts in Niger.

France reaffirms its staunch and unwavering commitment to the freedom of the press, the freedom of expression, and the safety of journalists and all those throughout the world who help provide free, pluralistic information and contribute to public debate.

In Niger, the measures taken against the press are part of a context of authoritarian repression carried out by the individuals responsible for the attempted coup.