French news channel presenter suspended over 'fake news' allegations

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Rachid M’Barki, an anchor at French rolling TV news channel BFMTV, has been suspended over allegations that multiple stories broadcast on his show included propaganda supplied by an Israeli firm including one that suggested sanctions imposed against Russian oligarchs were damaging the yachting industry in the Mediterranean principality of Monaco.

French TV channel probes into external meddling with content

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A dozen suspicious pieces of content have been identified at BFMTV; at least one piece of content is about Morocco, with other suspicious content covering subjects ranging from Russian oligarchs to Sudan to Qatar critics.

French journalist killed in Ukraine

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Frédéric Leclerc-Imhoff, 32,  was accompanying the evacuation of civilians from a zone in eastern Ukraine on Monday when what was reportedly a bomb from Russian artillery fire struck the vehicle he was travelling in.

Mediapart and BFM-TV interview Emmanuel Macron

France — Interview

After almost one year in office, French President Emmanuel Macron gave a live interview on Sunday evening with Mediapart’s cofounder and publishing editor Edwy Plenel and Jean-Jacques Bourdin of French rolling news channel BFM-TV. The wide-ranging two-hour interview, the French president’s first public appearance since France joined the US and Britain in missile strikes this weekend against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, was streamed live on Mediapart (with studio debates from Mediapart before and after the interview) and can be replayed here (click on screen, in French only). Together with the video in French of the full interview, arguably the first uncompromising quizzing of a French head of state, follow the highlights in English here (click on headline for article page).

French TV channel BFM sued over coverage of kosher supermarket massacre

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Victims and their families claim the news channel's coverage endangered their lives during the deadly attack in Paris by Amedy Coulibaly.

The news channel that's spiced up French TV

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With 10 million viewers a day, the independent news channel BFMTV is now one of the most influential voices in French media and politics.