Macron’s France is no defender of press freedoms
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Macron’s France is no defender of press freedoms

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Al-Araby

This article is part of The New Arab’s States of Journalism series, a sustained exploration of freedom, repression, and accountability in MENA and global media landscapes. Read more of the series’ articles here. When Emmanuel Macron yelled at a French journalist in Beirut for publishing an article revealing his secret meeting with Hezbollah leaders, outlets around the world raised eyebrows. Ironically, moments before the ‘incident’, he had taken the floor to express how the president of France “should never interfere with the editorial line chosen by journalists”. In many ways, this sums up th…

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