French media to trim Iraq coverage

21st January 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Jan 21 (AFP) - Representatives of France's biggest media outlets are to hold a meeting next Monday to discuss ways of pooling efforts in covering Iraq to minimise the rising risks journalists in the conflict-torn country are exposed to.

PARIS, Jan 21 (AFP) - Representatives of France's biggest media outlets are to hold a meeting next Monday to discuss ways of pooling efforts in covering Iraq to minimise the rising risks journalists in the conflict-torn country are exposed to.

The gathering is to take place at the Paris headquarters of the Liberation newspaper, whose correspondent in Iraq, Florence Aubenas, went missing two weeks ago with her Iraqi interpreter.

"It is a working meeting of news directors of all broadcasters - television and radio - from the public and private sectors, the national daily press and magazines" and news agencies, including AFP, Liberation editor-in-chief Serge July said Friday.

He said the aim was to boost the solidarity around Aubenas and "think about how to cover Iraq" by raising the possibility of pooling resources.

© AFP

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