Editors. "Newspapers in France can now only be sold with government approval". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=17819, accessed 20 December 2013.]
In France, a new press law prohibits the sale of newspapers without the specific approval of the government. The new legislation requires offenders to be tried in royal courts, in which the magistrates take orders from government officials.