French far-right target journalists amid Macron's 'laissez-faire'

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The threats against journalists, including one of our own, by far-right supporters in France are intolerable, write Mediapart co-editors Stéphane Alliès and Carine Fouteau in this op-ed article. It is high time for French President Emmanuel Macron, preoccupied with ensuring a second mandate in the presidential elections due next April, to take proper measure of the danger that is afoot.  

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We are living through an astonishing time for democracy in France. Journalists are being harassed, intimidated, and threatened with death or rape by far-right sympathisers simply through the exercise of their profession.