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France - National Assembly eliminates media controls from state of emergency law

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders welcomes the amendment passed yesterday by the National Assembly eliminating all media censorship provisions from the 1955 law that regulates states of emergency in France. The amendment was adopted shortly after the National Assembly approved a three-month extension to the state of emergency that President François Hollande declared the day after the 13 November attacks in Paris. “Even if they were never applied, these provisions posed a threat to freedom of (...)

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