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French Newspaper Publishes Chart on What Nationalities Commit Crimes

Written by Lova Rakotomalala On 22 April 2014 @ 13:23 pm | 1 Comment

In Breaking News, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Ethnicity & Race, France, French, Media & Journalism, Photos, Quick Reads, Western Europe

The newspaper Le Progrès based in Lyon, France published an infographic [1] [fr]entitled “”Délinquance : à chacun sa spécialité – principales nationalités impliquées” (Crimes: To each his own- the main nationalities implicated [for each type of crimes]) (see image in the twitter update below):     

In its daily publication, newspaper Le Progrès dared to publish a comparison of crime rates in the Rhône by nationality 

Thibeau Perezat notes that the newspaper did not mention the sources [4] of the data. Global Voices contributor Julie Owono comments that the newspaper failed to distinguish that “Africans” or “Roma” are not nationalities.

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[1] published an infographic: http://www.europe1.fr/Medias-Tele/Delinquance-le-journal-Le-Progres-cree-la-polemique-2099543/

[2] pic.twitter.com/Op08FO6P78: http://t.co/Op08FO6P78

[3] April 22, 2014: https://twitter.com/rcharbonnier/statuses/458523957314859009

[4] newspaper did not mention the sources: http://lelab.europe1.fr/Apres-publication-d-un-tableau-polemique-sur-la-delinquance-les-Jeunes-socialistes-qualifient-Le-Progres-de-journal-digne-de-l-extreme-droite-14180

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