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RSF protests interrogation of journalist Arnaud Hamelin



(RSF/IFEX) - RSF is protesting the 18 October 2000 interrogation of journalist Arnaud Hamelin for "receiving information protected by professional secrecy".




"The journalist is being blamed for having used the information as he saw fit. Yet, this is clearly his right, and it must be respected," stated Robert Ménard, the organisation's secretary-general.

"Which obligation to respect 'professional secrecy' are we talking about? When it comes to a journalist, he is under no such obligation. We vigorously protest this decision by the judicial authorities, which undermines the right to freely inform," added Ménard.



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