Awkward Socialist photo of the day
Decision to withdraw unflattering photo of François Hollande is criticised
News agencies find themselves in self-censorship row after removing picture of the French president grinning
Two international news agencies are at the centre of a row over self-censorship after withdrawing an unflattering photograph of the Socialist French president, François Hollande. Agence France-Presse (AFP) and Reuters were subjected to criticism and widespread ridicule on the internet and social media sites after deciding to pull the picture.
The photograph was taken when Hollande visited a school in Denain in northern France where he was presiding over a round-table discussion on recent reforms that changed school hours...
The original picture was captioned: "During a visit to Denain Michelet school, September 3 2013, François Hollande smiles chairing a panel discussion on the reform of school timetables established by the government."
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