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Images of war in Mali: the CSA warns France Televisions

Official statement of the Thursday, February 14, 2013

The Superior council of audio-visual noted the diffusion on France 2, in the magazine Special correspondent of February 7th, of not easily bearable images in particular for young televiewers at the time of a report devoted to the conflict which proceeds in Mali. Considering that plans repeated and particularly insistent on the bodies of died people, without corresponding analysis, were likely to constitute an attack with the human dignity, the Council, joined together in plenary assembly on February 12th, decided to firmly warn the officials of France Televisions against the renewal of such failures.

The Council is conscious of the difficulties in which the work of the journalists and the draftings is carried out to report the events relative to this conflict. For as much, he draws the attention of the chains to the need for taking care of the respect of the principle of human dignity which also applies with regard to the image of the people deceased.

In accordance with the article 1st of the law of September 30th, 1986 relating to the freedom of communication and article 16-1-1 of the civil code, the Council asks the audio-visual mediums to show vigilance in order to limit to the requirements of information the diffusion of images showing the victims of the confrontations.

Contacts presses: Frédérique Bayre/Stéphanie Brun - 01 40 58 36 29


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