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Sanction against the company France Televisions

Publication date: Friday, June 16, 2017
Plenary assembly of June 14th, 2017

Within the framework of the procedure of committed sanction on September 14th, 2016 against the company France Televisions following the diffusion on France 2, on July 15th, 2016 at 1:27 and 1:44, on images attacking the respect of the human dignity, the Council decided to make insert the following official statement in the 20 hour old newspaper of France 2:

« Official statement of the Superior council of the audio-visual one

After an instruction in accordance with the procedure required by the law, the Superior council of audio-visual deplores that following the attack to Nice on July 14th, 2016, the company France Televisions diffused, on the service France 2, of testimonies of people in state of shock, collected while at the same time they were still near the lifeless bodies of their close relations. The Council however raised the exceptional circumstances in which these sequences were diffused and the speed of the apologies which were offered on several occasions by France Televisions. »

This official statement must be read once by the presenter on the plate of the newspaper of France 2 during the first fifteen minutes of the 20 hour old newspaper of the week, except weekend, in the eight days following the notification of the Council Decision. It should be accompanied by no comment writes or oral.

This decision was notified at the company France Televisions and was published in the Journal officiel de la République française .


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