Saturday, April 4, 2015

Hostages, families sue French TV over coverage of Paris terror attack

Families of the hostages of a radical gunman who killed four in a kosher supermarket are suing a French broadcaster over its live coverage of the attack, saying it endangered the hostages’ lives.
Paris prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said Friday that a preliminary investigation has been opened into the coverage by BFM all-news television, on possible charges of “putting others’ lives in danger.”
She said it is too early to say what kind of fines or sentences the broadcaster might face. France’s broadcast watchdog reprimanded BFM and several other television and radio stations for their coverage of the market hostage-taking and attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in January.
BFM and other broadcasters notably revealed in live reports that shoppers were hiding in the kosher market.

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