are not always seen, to listen to those who are not always heard – in
El Tigre, Venezuela, Zambia, and in so many other parts of the world.
France 24 has never stopped expanding over these past 15 years.
Our channels in 4 languages are on air 24/7. They reach across the
French, English, Spanish, and Arabic speaking worlds. They have
become a landmark in the global broadcasting landscape, on every
continent, and are watched by 100 million people each week. This
is an immense responsibility for our journalists. We report the facts,
and nothing but the facts, without distorting them. We maintain a
balance between points of view. We honour our responsibilities, but
we are also proud to do our job completely freely and independently.
We are proud to convey the democratic values that France stands
for and that we are deeply attached to: defending freedom, gender
equality, minorities, secularity and diversity of opinion. We are proud
to shine a spotlight on French culture around the world… a rich and
diverse culture that fascinates all our audiences as much as ever.
We are now a global media outlet that has successfully navigated
the digital revolution, is available on all kinds of screens and has an
impressive and steadily growing viewership. We share our expertise
with the France Médias Monde’s two other outlets, RFI and MCD.
We team up to produce programs, interview leading international
policymakers and work on the ground. Three are so much stronger
than one. We also pool efforts with France Télévisions, working
hand in hand and supplying one third of the programs on franceinfo
(channel 27). Our unrivalled choice of editorial content contributes
to democratic awareness around the globe. With its focus on
international news that is open to all cultures, our channel amply
fulf ils its public-service mandate.
Director of France 24