first_img Receive email alerts News June 4, 2021 Find out more News May 10, 2021 Find out more Organisation FranceEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information August 11, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Senate speaker excludes press from meeting with Dalai Lama June 2, 2021 Find out more to go furthercenter_img News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says RSF_en RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story Reporters Without Borders calls on French senate speaker Christian Poncelet to reverse his decision to exclude the press from a meeting in Paris on 13 August between French parliamentarians and the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader, who arrived in France today for a two-week visit.“The senate speaker is trying yet again to please the Chinese government by refusing to let the press cover a meeting between the Dalai Lama and members of the French parliament,” Reporters Without Borders said. “Poncelet is portraying it as a strictly private visit in which the senate does not want to be involved. But in practice, he is trying to prevent the press talking about an event of great importance for the Tibetan community.”Several journalists told Reporters Without Borders today that they have been refused accreditation by the senate press office. In reality, journalists will be banned from the senate altogether on 13 August.President Nicolas Sarkozy has announced that he will not meet the Dalai Lama, a Nobel peace laureate, during his visit. China’s ambassador to France had threatened reprisals in the event of such a meeting. FranceEurope – Central Asia Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Follow the news on France Newslast_img

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