Two Malian journalists arresting for filming deportation at airport

first_imgNews FranceEurope – Central Asia News June 4, 2021 Find out more FranceEurope – Central Asia January 6, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two Malian journalists arresting for filming deportation at airport Help by sharing this information RSF_en News Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Follow the news on France to go further Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Reporters Without Borders protested today at the arrest of two Malian journalists who filmed the deportation of a group of Malian illegal immigrants on a plane at a Paris airport.The two journalists, Youssouf Touré, a reporter for the Malian state TV company ORTM, and cameraman Boubakar Diallo, were “simply doing their job by trying to inform the public about the unacceptable practices of the French police,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy.”We call on you to amend the law banning filming or photographing in restricted areas to prevent it being used as an excuse to reduce the freedom to inform the public,” he said.The Malian journalists were in a plane about to leave for Bamako, the Malian capital, from Charles de Gaulle airport when fighting broke out between police and those being deported. They filmed police beating one handcuffed immigrant at the back of the aircraft.The police made the journalists get off the plane, seized the cameraman’s film and accused them of “filming in a plane and obstructing the movement of aircraft.” They were held for two and a half hours and then freed after intervention by the Malian embassy in Paris. The confiscated film was not returned. May 10, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Organisation last_img

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