Gunmen fire at journalist’s car

first_img Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU September 5, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Gunmen fire at journalist’s car RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Receive email alerts News Reporters Without Borders expressed “great concern” today about an attack last night by gunmen in southern Corsica on the car of French journalist Christine Clerc, of the daily paper Le Figaro.”The authorities must act decisively so those responsible do not feel they can get away with this,” said Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard in a letter to Corsican prefect (governor) Pierre-René Lemas. “The journalist was simply doing her job.”The car was empty when it was riddled with bullets in the village of Tolla. Clerc had written a humorous article in the paper on 1 September headed “Put out the fire and then clear off!” in which she deplored a 20 August bomb attack on the car of a policeman in Tolla. On 3 September, a copy of the article was pasted on a vehicle that blocked the entrance to where she was staying. Clerc, who had been on holiday in Tolla, had met the policeman, from mainland France, on 28 August as he was leaving Corsica. She wrote a story about how he was forced to leave after helping to put out a fire that threatened the village. The article was criticised by many villagers, including mayor Jean-Baptiste Casalta, who accused her of giving Corsica a bad image. Clerc said she had never been attacked or threatened before because of her work. Organisation News to go further Follow the news on France June 2, 2021 Find out more RSF_en FranceEurope – Central Asia News FranceEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders expresses great concern about an attack by gunmen in southern Corsica on the car of French journalist Christine Clerc, of the daily paper Le Figaro. The organisation asks the authorities to act decisively so those responsible do not feel they can get away with this. May 10, 2021 Find out more June 4, 2021 Find out more “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF sayslast_img read more