Three Months After ‘Charlie’, Paris Newsrooms are Still Under Armed Guard

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by: Julie Posetti | WAN-IFRA

TV5 Monde’s Director General Yves Bigot now has a panic button installed on his desk. If he hits this button, within one second, the facilities will go into lockdown.


At the network’s Paris headquaters, three riot squad officers, armed with machine guns, stand guard around the clock. A police van is also present, along with a specially trained officer who searches incoming vehicles and visitors. It’s a scene repeated at many of Paris’ media outlets.

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