Keyword: journalists

Journalists take new French spy law to European human rights court

French legal press association says that it will ask court to strike down the sweeping powers the law gives to intelligence agencies.

French journalists accused of trying to blackmail Moroccan king

Two writers face probe after allegedly asking for money in exchange for not publishing 'damaging' book about King Mohammed VI.

Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying drone in Paris

The arrests, which are not thought to be linked to the night-time flights over Paris, came after police saw drone flying in the west of the city.

Campaign to mark anniversary of murder of two French journalists in Mali

Broadcasters who employed the reporters, who were killed doing their job, launch campaign for end to impunity for crimes against journalists.

Why Syria’s cash-strapped jihadists let French hostages go

Expert says the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group in Syria lacks funding 'so they have to use their hostages'.

French hostages tell of Syria basement ordeal

Journalist Didier Francois said the four were chained to each other and kept in basements without natural light; ministers deny ransom was paid.

French journalist tells of release from captivity in Syria

Nicolas Hénin says release of him and three other French journalists was a 'real surprise' and that he is 'filled with joy' but exhausted.

Syria conflict: French journalists freed

The four, held captive for almost a year, were found by Turkish soldiers on the border with Syria blindfolded and with their hands bound.

France condemns 'calculated' execution of journalists in Mali

French foreign minister said the two radio journalists were shot in a 'cold blooded' assasination, while it was also reported their throats were cut.

Two more French journalists held in Syria

The kidnapping of Nicolas Henin of Le Point magazine and TV journalist Pierre Torres on June 22 had not previously been made public.

French journalists kidnapped in Syria ‘still alive’

Didier François, a radio reporter, and photographer Edouard Elias were kidnapped near the northern Syrian city of Aleppo in June.

Former French spy chief to stand trial for snooping on journalists

Bernard Bernard Squarcini, ex-head of the DCRI, is to face trial for seizing phone records of a journalist investigating Bettencourt affair.

France demands release of journalists missing in Syria

President Francois Hollande said the journalists, French radio station Europe 1's Didier Francois and Edouard Elias, should be freed immediately.

Wounded French journalist and colleague arrive home from Syria

Two French journalists who were smuggled out of Syria after being trapped for nine days in the war-torn country's town have arrived back in France.