Interviewed by a journalist from Release this Tuesday, April 12, on the absence of journalists from Daily at his HQ during the election night first roundMarine Le Pen replied dryly: “It’s me who decides. When I decide, I assume (…). It was I who decided, several years ago, that Daily was an entertainment program and which, therefore, I did not feel obliged to accredit Daily”. Ironically, these remarks were made during a press conference on the theme of democracy, institutions and the exercise of power. In addition to Dailythe site Daysjournalists from Charlie Hebdo or of BBC World were unable to cover the RN election evening on Sunday April 10.
More broadly, the RN relations with the press are tense. Monday, April 11, Jordan Bardella, acting president of the National Rally, said on CNews that Marine Le Pen did not want journalist Anne-Sophie Lapix is chosen to animate the debate between the two rounds which will oppose him to Emmanuel Macron. Moreover, if she is elected to the presidency of the Republic, the candidate RN intends to privatize the public audiovisual sector. Projects that show a desire to muzzle the press and a victory for propaganda over information, explains to Challenges Christophe Bigot, lawyer specializing in media law.
Source: Challenges en temps réel : accueil by www.challenges.fr.
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