Jean-François Achilli admitted to his superiors that he performed a task in “Jordan”, Bardella’s ebook | EUROtoday

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Can a journalist collaborate secretly to a political ebook for the chief of a campaigning social gathering, with out pointing it out to his listeners, significantly when he works for a public service broadcast? The director of Franceinfo, Jean-Philippe Baille, obtained, Monday March 25, the journalist Jean-François Achilli, suspended for ten days from the antenna as a precautionary measure, pending an interview previous to a potential disciplinary process, scheduled for March 2 april.

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It was a query of recalling the principles of Radio France, despatched to staff on Thursday March 21, in accordance with which, amongst different issues, “any external collaboration, as soon as it is envisaged, must be the subject of information to the hierarchy and its express and prior authorization”. Failure to adjust to these guidelines “may constitute professional misconduct”, warned the administration of Radio France. On Monday, Jean-François Achilli refuted the thought of ​​a battle of curiosity or collusion with Jordan Bardella and his social gathering, the National Rally (RN).

A number of days earlier, the journalist's case got here to the National Assembly. “A recognized editorial interviewer was removed from the Franceinfo channel for links, but supposed links, with Jordan Bardella”, thunders, on March 20, Philippe Ballard, deputy (RN) of Oise, throughout present affairs inquiries to the federal government, by questioning the Minister of Culture, Rachida Dati. Journalist ” recognized “, as a result of Jean-François Achilli interviews a political chief day-after-day at 6:20 p.m. on Franceinfo. At the microphone, the RN deputy denounces a ” Two weights, two measures “ by mentioning the scenario of the journalist Léa Salamé, who has by no means hidden her non-public hyperlink with Raphaël Glucksmann, head of the Socialist Party record within the European elections of June 9, and can withdraw from the France Inter antenna in the beginning of April.

In the Hemicycle, the deputy cites books by journalists who’ve “collaborated with political figures: Alain Duhamel, Edwy Plenel, Claude Askolovitch”, with out specifying that these names seem, exactly, on the covers, accompanied by correct contracts. However, the minister reminds the MP (who, earlier than being elected within the 2021 regional elections, was on the identical time an RN activist and presenter on LCI), the principles at Radio France are “very strict” since June 2023. “Ahead of any collaboration, even on the restrict of any dialogue, to keep away from any battle of curiosity, remembers Rachida Dati concerning the Achilli case, All he needed to do was inform his administration to say if there was any collaboration deliberate. This was not the case, since Radio France realized about it by way of the press. »

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