What exactly is Mediapart the name of?


That is the question we ask ourselves after these dizzy recent weeks of a political and media cabal against us, writes Mediapart publishing editor Edwy Plenel in this op-ed article, in which he offers an answer and responds to the extraordinary call by former French prime minister Manuel Valls that Mediapart be “removed from public debate.”   

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During a trip to South-East Asia over the past two weeks, I watched from afar, stupefied, at the incredible snowballing controversy to which the Mediapart team, united against adversity, was confronted. When I left France on November 6th, I thought I had given the necessary clarifications in two television programmes broadcast the previous day; that of Mouloud Achour on Canal Plus (see here)  and that of Apolline de Malherbe on BFM TV (see here).