The French Constitutional Council has issued a broad ruling that bans anyone who is not a professional journalist from recording, filming or photographing acts of violence. For the broadcasting of such news, approved journalists and broadcast sites will have to be vetted by the government and receive a government endorsement or face fines and possible imprisonment.
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We would expect this type of ruling from China. But not from France.
Liberté, égalité, fraternité? Anyone?