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French journalist arrested over report on Egypt spy operation | RFI |

France was accused of an "unacceptable" attack on press freedom Tuesday after a journalist was arrested for reporting on leaked documents that claimed French intelligence was used to target civilians in Egypt.  

Disclose @Disclose_ngo

Perquisition en cours au domicile de la journaliste de @Disclose_ngo , @AriaLavrilleux. Des policiers de la Direction générale de la sécurité intérieure (DGSI) ont placé notre journaliste en garde à vue.

Une nouvelle atteinte inadmissible au secret des sources ⤵️

It denounced an "unacceptable attack on the secrecy of sources" - a view quickly backed by the Society of Journalists and Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

"We fear that the DGSI's actions will undermine the secrecy of the sources," RSF said.
Lavrilleux's arrest was confirmed to French news agency AFP by a source close to the case.

"I am appalled and worried about the escalation in attacks on the freedom to inform, and the coercive measures taken against the Disclose journalist," said Virginie Marquet, lawyer for Lavrilleux and Disclose.

"This search risks seriously undermining the confidentiality of journalists' sources," she said, adding that Lavrilleux had "only revealed information of public interest".

The initial Disclose articles said French forces were complicit in at least 19 bombings against smugglers between 2016 and 2018 in the region.

'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Wed Sep 20th, 2023 at 07:22:12 AM EST

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