“The expressed will to ensure the protection of journalists amounts to supervising and controlling their work. This device is part of a particularly worrying context with the proposed law on global security which provides for the restriction of the dissemination of images of police and gendarmes.
Journalists do not have to approach the police headquarters to cover a demonstration. There is no accreditation to have to exercise our profession freely on the public highway, for this reason we will refuse to accredit our journalists to cover the demonstrations.
We reaffirm our commitment to the 1881 press freedom law and will be vigilant to ensure that it is preserved. ”
List of signatories: AFP, BFM TV, Le Canard Enchaîné, Charlie Hebdo, C News, Courrier International, the editorial staff of France Télévisions, HuffPost, La Croix, La Croix hebdo, La Vie, LCI, Les Échos, L’Express, Le Figaro, Le Figaro Magazine, Le Pèlerin Le Point, Le Monde, Le Parisien / Today in France, Liberation, L’Humanité, L’Obs, M6, Marianne, Mediapart, Télérama, the editorial staff of Radio France, RMC, RTL, TF1