Tomorrow, on December 6th, FRANCE 24 will celebrate its fifth birthday.
To honor the occasion, all the channel’s teams have rallied to prepare an exceptional day for viewers all around the world in French, English and Arabic.
> Special Guest Editors
From FRANCE 24’s Paris studios, Bernard-Henri Lévy, agnès b, Jacques Attali, Yasmina Khadra and other top personalities will successively take the reins of a news programme in French, English or Arabic and will also discuss current topics close to their hearts.
> Interviews with personalities who have marked the year 2011
In The FRANCE 24 Interview, Melissa BELL will welcome Stéphane Hessel, author of best-seller Time for Outrage and a key figure of civil society.
Stéphanie ANTOINE will welcome Anne Lauvergeon, former Chairwoman of AREVA, in The Business Interview.
> An exceptional debate
François Picard will welcome personalities on FRANCE 24’s Debate, to discuss the international current event highlights of the year.
> Reporters: the year 2011 by FRANCE 24’s senior reporters.
From the early stages of the Arab Spring to the fall of the Libyan regime, from the political crisis in Ivory Coast to Spain’s Indignados movement, FRANCE 24 will review this particularly eventful year with an exceptional edition of REPORTERS.
To supplement this retrospective, the channel’s journalists will provide their own testimonials in two-minute modules and talk about their memories of filming and the conditions in which the remarkable reports of 2011 were made.
Lastly, viewers will be able to find out what it’s like to be a foreign correspondent as three FRANCE 24 journalists take us behind the scenes in their line of work from Washington, Bangkok and Jerusalem.
> FRANCE24.com and the social media
FRANCE24.com’s homepage will be completely revisited and decked out to celebrate the channel’s 5th anniversary.
Slide shows, videos, and articles will retrace five years of current events in images and will take internet users behind the scenes to meet the people who contribute to the channel’s website every day.
In the social media and notably on Facebook, users are now invited to wish FRANCE 24 a happy birthday.
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About FRANCE 24 (www.france24.com):
FRANCE 24 is the first international news channel that offers a French perspective and sensibility on world events. It broadcasts worldwide on a 24/7 basis on three channels, in French, English and Arabic. FRANCE 24 can be accessed by cable, satellite, ADSL and mobile phone. The website www.france24.com is available in 3 languages (English, French and Arabic).
FRANCE 24 contacts:
Nathalie Lenfant – Tel.: +33 (0)1 73 01 24 11 - email@example.com
Damien Amadou – Tel.: +33 (0)1 73 01 24 31 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Amal Hmimed – Tél. : +33 (0)1 73 01 24 14 – email@example.com
Date created : 2011-12-05