With the violence making headlines around the world, Foreign Ministry spokesman Jean-Baptiste Mattei complained about foreign coverage of the riots -- without naming any media -- and said foreign tourists were not in danger.
'One is sometimes surprised at the international coverage of these events,' he told reporters. 'These are very serious incidents ... but we are very far from such a serious situation as some commentaries or television reports lead one to think.'
Friday, November 04, 2005
Look who's complaining about the media
The French Foreign Ministry is unhappy with the country's week of rather poor PR: