Disinfo: A French priest was attacked in Avignon last Monday by…


A French priest was attacked in Avignon last Monday by a North African person, but there was no information in the media.


It wasn't reported because it didn't happen. Father Grégoire was indeed the victim of an attack of this type, but in May 2013. Several news outlets, including AFP, Midi Libre, Provence and Dauphiné, reported on this case at the time. In February 2015, this attack was also falsely reported on the Prêchi-Prêcha – a right-wing website.


  • Reported in: Issue 61
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 15/02/2017
  • Language/target audience: French
  • Country: France
  • Keywords: North Africa, Media


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