Media – Death of Jean-Karim Fall (26 May 2017)


We were deeply shocked and saddened by the sudden death of the journalist Jean-Karim Fall as he was covering the G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily, for France 24 television.

We would like to honour the memory of Jean-Karim Fall whose intellectual rigour and professionalism were renowned and appreciated, including at the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs where he had many friends.

We will remember him as a conscientious, attentive and generous man who, throughout a long and exemplary career at RFI and at France 24, always made use of his deep knowledge of international relations and Africa in service of the public.

In these painful circumstances, we extend our condolences to his family and to all his colleagues at France Médias Monde.