French private and State is openly admitting that their coverage of the riots is covering up the true extent of the urban guerilla activity that is now happening across France on a daily basis.
As last year, primetime news is no longer providing figures on the number of cars being torched each evening. News producers are directed to keep the number of items on urban guerilla violence to a minimum and to always balance them with reports about positive social programs aimed at surburban youth.
As for video footage, only certain images may be shown. For example, a smoldering bus after an extinguished fire is OK, a flaming bus is not.