Macron’s new minister of culture wants a French BBC

Macron’s new minister of culture wants a French BBC


norman lebrecht

October 19, 2018

Françoise Nyssen resigned this week, dogged by tax accusations at her family-owned publishing house. It’s a shame. She invested heavily in music education.

Her successor Franck Riester has gone on record saying he wants to merge France Télévisions, Radio France and France Media Monde into a ‘BBC à la française.’


Immediately at risk are the radio orchestras. We hear nothing but alarm and despondency.




  • John Rook says:

    Well, politically they’re already there.

  • CJ says:

    Françoise Nyssen did not resign, she lost the job as part of Macron’s last cabinet reshuffle.

  • Sixtus says:

    I hope whatever happens to the orchestras that someone there knows enough to correct a left-right reversed image of the result. That would NEVER happen at the BBC. Well, hardly ever.

  • Thomasina says:

    A picture of Gatti?

  • Doug says:

    Why not cut to the chase and broadcast Call of the Mu’addhin 24/7.