France 24 faces France 2 opposition

September 15, 2006 at 9:21 am | Posted in Behind the Camera, France 24, Programming | Leave a comment

While France 24 says it will draw part of its report from its two shareholders: TF1 and France Televisions, the latter is not so sure.

France 2’s union of journalists is asking for clarifications over the use of its images and reports by the new international news network, Le Monde reports.

The union is asking for negotiations on the use of its foreign bureaus by France 24, as well as on rules of exclusivity. Journalists working for France 2 are afraid that a scoop uncovered by the public network could be used first by France 24.

Until these points are clarified, the union of journalists is opposing the use by France 24 of any of France 2’s reports. “France 2 cannot lose its and be mistaken with TF1,” Bernard Lebrun, ex-member of the union, told Le Monde. TF1 is one of France’s private network and France 2’s direct competitor.

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