French Watchdog Asks: Did TV Stations Endanger Hostages?

January 15, 2015 9:05 PM

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France's broadcasting watchdog met with television and radio executives on Thursday to discuss "failures" in the coverage of last week's terror attacks after some relatives of hostages accused certain French TV stations of endangering the captives in a bid to produce high ratings.

The Higher Broadcasting Council, a body known as the French "broadcasting police," regulates television and radio stations — and its nine government-appointed members have the power to sanction or fine them for wrongdoing. After Thursday's closed hearing, it will release a ruling in early February w...

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