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Media Watch 2006

06 November 2006
Source: Cyprus News Agency
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Comment: The following is a report of the Cyprus News Agency of 6 November 2006.
French journalists – court
"Two French journalists, kidnapped and detained yesterday by the so-called Turkish Cypriot military authorities in the Turkish occupied north of Cyprus, are due to appear before a "military court" today. read more."

"Two French journalists, kidnapped and detained yesterday by the so-called Turkish Cypriot military authorities in the Turkish occupied north of Cyprus, are due to appear before a "military court" today.

They were arrested for allegedly violating a military restricted area.

Journalist David Muntaner and Cameraman Frederic Bak, who are working for the Franco-German TV channel ARTE, were arrested for filming the closed town of Varosha from the area of Palm Beach Hotel.

President of the Turkish Cypriot press union, Basin-Sen, Kemla Darbaz condemned the arrest and announced that the two journalists had filmed many places between 4-6 November with the permission of the illegal regime.

In a statement, Basin-Sen said journalists once again became the victim of outworn law codes and its practitioner."Police forces, persistently carry out detentions based on law codes of 1976-79s, embarrassing the Turkish Cypriots, Basin Sen further noted.