France: Codex aims to stop police violence against journalists
By Jane Whyatt
Words cannot deflect a blow from a police officer’s baton or soothe away the sting of tear gas. They cannot heal a wound from a Flash-Ball riot control missile. But perhaps they can start a process that will make those painful experiences disappear forever.
At least, that was the aim of launching the Press Freedom Police Codex in Paris on 22 January 2020, amid an escalation of violence against journalists by the police in France. The Codex was produced after intensive research by the European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) together with partner organisations. Read it…