It is reported by Le Faso with reference to the statement of the Minister of Communications, Culture, Art and Tourism of Burkina Faso, the official editor of the government of Rimtalboo Jean Emmanuel Ouedraogo.

"Providing the TV channel with its broadcast to the terrorist group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) leads to the justification of the actions of terrorists, contributes to the incitement of hatred and serves to achieve their goals," the communiqué said.

TASS clarifies that the French TV channel on March 6 showed material prepared with the participation of the head of the terrorist organization Abu Obeida Youssef al-Annabi, who gave written answers to 15 questions.

In December last year, in Burkina Faso, the authorities ordered the suspension of the activities of the French radio station Radio France internationale (RFI) and the distribution of its programs throughout the country.

Also in 2022, France expressed "deepest concern" about the decision of the Malian authorities to finally terminate the work of France 24 and RFI in the country. As stated in Paris, this is a "serious attack on freedom of the press and freedom of speech."

At the same time, the Transitional Government of Mali has banned the activities in the state of non-governmental organizations that are financed by France.

** "Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb" is an organization recognized as a terrorist organization by the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation dated 13.11.2008.