Arcom, the audiovisual supervisory authority, announced Friday, November 18 the formal notice of the editor of the C8 channel following several sequences of the program Do not touch My TV, hosted by Cyril Hanouna, concerning the murder of Lola, a 12-year-old girl killed on October 14 in Paris. The main suspect is a 24-year-old Algerian who was under an obligation to leave French territory (OQTF).
” The moderator, while the judicial investigation relating to this case was open, repeatedly made remarks relating both to the conditions in which the trial of the person charged was to be held and to its outcome, in particular as regards the pain to inflict on him, than on his psychological profile. In particular, he has repeatedly called for speedy trials and automatic life sentences in such cases. “, writes the organization in a communicated.
” The Autorité considers that these sequences, by their repetitive nature, reflect a breach by the publisher of the obligation to deal with moderation with an ongoing legal case, recorded in its deliberation of April 18, 2018 relating to honesty and integrity. independence of the information and the programs that contribute to it. Arcom also notes that the host was able to express his opinion at length without a quick and effective contradiction being opposed to him, disregarding the obligation to respect the expression of the different points of view on the air on a subject. controversial “, adds the Arcom.
Arcom has therefore put the publisher of the C8 channel on notice.