The current boss of Radio France Sibyle Veil, in office since 2018, was reappointed Monday, December 19 to the presidency of the public radio group for five years, announced Monday Arcom, the media and digital regulator.
“After hearing the candidates and following a vote by secret ballot, Arcom appointed Ms. Sibyle Veil as President of Radio France for five years from April 16, 2023”writes in a press release the regulator who had auditioned the three candidates on Monday: Ms. Veil, as well as the journalist Florent Chatain and Maïa Wirgin, secretary general of the Court of Auditors.
This appointment, without much surprise, comes in a particular context: that of financial uncertainty after the abolition of the audiovisual license fee, campaign promise of Emmanuel Macron recorded in early August. Before Arcom on Monday, Sibyle Veil defended a project entitled “New Generations”.
Former adviser to Nicolas Sarkozy at the Élysée
“Young people bring about revolutions in usage and cultural revolutions that end up imposing themselves. Which means that if we manage to win this battle, we will have succeeded in winning all the others.argued the leader, calling for “continue to build a strong audio center within the public service”.
At the end of June, she declared herself in an interview with Le Figaro opposed to the idea of a major merger in the public audiovisual sector and said she wanted to know the projects of the State before applying for a second term.
Coming from the same promotion at the ENA as Emmanuel Macron, Sibyle Veil was adviser to Nicolas Sarkozy at the Élysée, then director of transformation at the AP-HP, before entering Radio France in 2015.
The public radio group which aligned record audience figures last year – 15.4 million daily listeners on average – and has two of its stations, France Inter and franceinfo, among the three most listened to radio stations in the country .
Source : BBN NEWS