Press freedom – Annick Girardin met with Reporters Without Borders (Paris, 03.09.15)

Annick Girardin, Minister of State for Development and Francophony, met with Christophe Deloire, Secretary-General of Reporters Without Borders, today.

Public opinion throughout the world continues to be shocked by the violence against journalists and the infringements of press freedom.

France defends press freedom and works to combat the impunity of those who suppress it, in our country as elsewhere in the world. We are also mobilized within the United Nations, at the Security Council as well as the General Assembly. It was on our initiative that an International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, every November 2, was established by the United Nations.