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France 24's CEO Pouzilhac to head new media unit

Latest update : 2008-02-21

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has appointed France 24 CEO Alain de Pouzilhac to head a new holding company due to regroup government-controlled international broadcasting organisations. (Report: H.Papper)

Nicolas Sarkozy has appointed Alain de Pouzilhac, the current head of France 24's management board, to prepare the creation of "France Monde", a holding company aimed at regrouping the government's stakes in RFI radio station and television channels TV5-Monde and France 24.
 
"Mr Alain de Pouzilhac is expected to chair this new organisation, which will be in charge of modernising and dynamising French and French-speaking international public broadcasting", read a statement from President Sarkozy's office.

Journalist Christine Ockrent will become chief executive of the new company.

Date created : 2008-02-20

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