Veteran journalist Natalie Nougayrède on Friday was voted director of the French daily newspaper Le Monde, becoming the first woman to hold the prestigious position.
Natalie Nougayrède on Friday became the first woman to be voted in as director of France's prestigious centre-left daily newspaper Le Monde.
The 46-year-old journalist joined Le Monde in 1996, was the newspaper’s correspondent in Moscow and won the prestigious Albert Londres Prize for her coverage of the Chechnyan war in 2005.
Natalie Nougayrède was picked by the three shareholders of the Le Monde media group, with the choice approved Friday by a vote from the Société des Rédacteurs du Monde (Society of Editors of Le Monde).
(FRANCE 24 with wires)
Date created : 2013-03-01