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Article 24: The government opens the way to a "new writing"


The Prime Minister announced the creation of an "independent commission" to review the wording of the controversial provision on the dissemination of images of the police.

Entangled in the debate on police violence and accused of adopting "

freedom-killing laws

", the executive seeks appeasement on the controversial article 24 of the proposed law "

global security


Thursday evening, after having once again received the unions of press editors and journalists, the Prime Minister indicated in a press release

"his intention to set up an independent commission, in charge of proposing to the national representation a new writing of the article 24 in order to respect the objective pursued while dispelling any doubts about respect for the freedom to inform ”


This body will be chaired by Jean-Marie Burguburu, president of the National Consultative Commission on Human Rights (CNCDH) and will be

"Composed of magistrates and qualified personalities".

Its conclusions are expected for "

the end of December to usefully feed

" the examination of the bill in the Senate, scheduled for January.

"The dismissal" of the police

“I heard the questions, they are all legitimate.

I therefore proposed the creation of a commission to reflect on achieving this goal ”

of protecting the press and protecting the police, said the Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin.

Guest of the 20 hours of France 2, the boss of Beauvau closed the door to a


of the article, but said he was open to a rewrite,

“if necessary”


The former figure of the Republicans will also be heard on Monday by the deputies of the Law Commission of the National Assembly, on various interventions by the police during which they have used force.

After the broadcast of images of an evacuation of a migrant camp in the Place de la République, in Paris, on Monday evening, the publication of a video of a music producer beaten by police officers has revived the controversy, Thursday.

"These images are unspeakable, extremely shocking"

, condemned Gérald Darmanin.

The minister indicated that he was going to ask for

“the dismissal”

of the police officers who hit the man on Saturday in Paris.

"They have soiled the uniform of the Republic,"

lamented the elected official.

A few minutes earlier, on LCI, Éric Dupond-Moretti said he was


by the images broadcast by Loopsider.

“You have to film, that's why journalists have to do their job.

But we cannot film the police with the intention of harming them, ”

added the Minister of Justice.

The Minister of Justice had already expressed his reservations about article 24 of the “

comprehensive security

” bill

, but refused to vote for its withdrawal.

“I have promoted my little music and I intend to promote it.

I want there to be no ambiguity, journalists need to be able to do their job but the dissemination of images must not harm the police. ”

Source: lefigaro

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