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The editorial staff of the “JDD” extends the strike until Tuesday morning

The newspaper, whose team has been on strike since the announcement of the appointment of Geoffroy Lejeune as its head, will not appear for the second Sunday in a row.





By IM with AFP

The drafting of JDD continues its strike at least until Tuesday July 4th.
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Iare journalists from Sunday newspaper renewed their strike by an almost unanimous vote until Tuesday July 4 at 9:30 a.m. A revolt triggered by the appointment as head of the newspaper of Geoffroy Lejeune, former Current values and marked on the far right. The drafting of JDD will meet on Monday July 3 to vote whether or not to continue this movement which began on June 22. In total, 98% of voters cast their ballots on Saturday 1er July for the continuation of the movement (90 for, two against, four who do not decide).

The newspaper will not appear for the second Sunday in a row, unheard of, according to a press release from the SDJ (Society of Journalists). The previous strike in 2016 only affected one Sunday. The drafting of JDDwhich is in its second week on strike, is still asking the management of Lagardère News, owner of the weekly, to renounce the nomination of Geoffroy Lejeune » and D’provide editorial staff with guarantees of legal and editorial independence ».

The consequence of the continuation of the movement was already known since Friday: The Sunday newspaperwhich had not appeared the previous week, will again be absent from newsstands on Sunday, as a member of the SDJ had indicated to AFP.

Neither Vincent Bolloré, nor anyone from Vivendi, was implicated »

Many observers see in the arrival of Geoffroy Lejeune at the head of the newspaper, which is closely followed by political and economic circles, the hand of the billionaire Vincent Bolloré, with reputedly ultra-conservative opinions. The latter pilots the Vivendi group, a juggernaut of the media in France, which includes the Canal+ group and its channels C8 and CNews as well as Prisma, the leading magazine press group, and the publishing group Editis.

The appointment of Geoffroy Lejeune came just after the green light given, subject to conditions, by the European Commission to Vivendi to absorb Lagardère, a group to which it also belongs. Paris MatchEurope 1 and the publishing leader, Hachette. I made this decision alone. Neither Vincent Bolloré, nor anyone from Vivendi, was implicated »said Arnaud Lagardère, leader of the group of the same name, Tuesday in the newspaper Le Figaro.

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Since these announcements, several calls for support from the editorial staff of the JDD were organized, including a rally, under the aegis of Reporters Without Borders, which brought together nearly a thousand people on Tuesday. A strike fund was opened to support the movement and a petition was launched, it had collected more than 34,000 signatures on Saturday morning.

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