France confirms disappearance of French journalist in Mali - source

(Corrects to make clear ministry confirms disappearance and not kidnapping of journalist)

PARIS (Reuters) - France confirms the disappearance of a French journalist in Mali, a French Foreign Ministry source told Reuters on Wednesday.

The source added the ministry was in contact with the family of the journalist, carrying out technical checks on the authenticity of a video seen on social media.

(Reporting by John Irish; Writing by Benoit Van Overstraeten; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta and John Stonestreet)