The modest move towards independence for France's state broadcasters

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A highly controversial law giving French presidents the power to nominate the heads of the country’s state-funded television channels and radio stations, introduced in 2009 under the presidency of Nicolas Sarkozy, is set to be abolished this autumn when a bill of law guaranteeing the independence of the publicly-owned broadcast media is to be put before the Senate.