Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

PERSPECTIVE

Ending the war in Syria: 'We do not want the Gaddafi scenario'

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Argentina close to bailout deal as central bank chief quits

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Ethiopia violence: 1,200 detained after Addis Ababa clashes

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Macron's former bodyguard's gun selfie

Read more

THE DEBATE

Which world order? Trump, Macron spell out rival visions at UN

Read more

ENCORE!

Debra Granik: 'There aren't many women who love making films about blood and gore'

Read more

IN THE PRESS

Medical breakthrough? Researchers find way to tackle Alzheimer's

Read more

FOCUS

Jihadists, but no terror attacks: The case of Italy

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

A controversial pastor in Haiti, pollution in Casablanca, and more

Read more

France

French magazine to remain on sale despite 'obscene' Nice attack photos

© AFP | A total of 86 people were killed in last year's Bastille Day attack in the French city of Nice.

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2017-07-14

A French court Thursday banned a magazine from republishing images from last year's Bastille Day attack that killed 86 people in Nice, but ignored calls to pull the issue from news stands.

Victims' groups had accused Paris Match of sensationalising the assault -- which saw a Tunisian Islamist radical drive a truck into a crowd watching fireworks on the beachfront -- by publishing screen grabs from surveillance cameras.

The Paris prosecutor demanded the withdrawal of the magazine's current edition, but the Thursday ruling was restricted to two images that judges deemed an "attack on human dignity".

It banned any new publication of these photos and their online distribution.

The court said the pictures were "obscene for showing people fleeing to escape death or about to die".

A Paris Match spokesman welcomed the court's decision, saying the magazine defended the right of readers to be informed and know the truth.

Its editor Olivier Royant had previously said the magazine wanted to pay homage to the victims on the attack's first anniversary.

There will be subdued Bastille Day celebrations this year in Nice, with candles instead of fireworks and a speech from French President Emmanual Macron.

(AFP)

Date created : 2017-07-14

  • FRANCE

    Prosecutor wants Paris Match pulled from stands over Nice attack photos

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    Bastille Day attack in Nice: A message of hope from a victim’s daughter

    Read more

  • FRANCE

    France opens judicial inquiry into policing during Nice truck attack

    Read more

COMMENT(S)