PARIS (Sputnik Press-Office) — Sputnik France is celebrating having been on the air and online for one whole year. During this time it has created a quality, modern product that is popular among listeners, well-known politicians, experts, and public figures.
"During the year, we have made it to the Top 100* online news outlets in France," Sputnik France editor in chief Natalya Novikova said. "This shows that interest in an alternative viewpoint in the country is high and Sputnik France has excellent prospects for development.
Sputnik France is a popular news site in French, an online FM radio service broadcasting from its own studio in Paris and live videos and reports on Facebook and Periscope. Sputnik France has a top-notch team of professionals who regularly appear in debates organized by other media outlets. Sputnik journalists include such well-known figures as columnist and political commentator Rachel Marsden and the prominent French economist Jacques Sapir.
"The best journalism always materializes when freedom of expression, an up to date approach and a favorable professional atmosphere come together. Sputnik France is an excellent case in point and this is why we find exclusive information here; there were even two sensational stories live on the air," Rachel Marsden, the host of the World Disorder show on radio Sputnik France, said.
Every week, debates take place in the Sputnik France studio between proponents of different political views and politicians from various parties. Sputnik studio guests have featured Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders; Socialist Party co-founder Pierre Chevenement; Hubert Védrine, a prominent diplomat, socialist and former foreign minister; Gerard Bapt, a member of the French Socialist Party and president of the France-Syria Friendship Group in the National Assembly, one of the most competent French politicians on the Syrian issue; Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the leader of the left opposition and head of the Left Front.
The Sputnik studio has also hosted political thinkers such as Alain de Benoist, a conservative philosopher and opponent of liberalism; Charles Beigbeder, a liberal politician and entrepreneur; and Elizabeth Levy, editor in chief of Causeur magazine. Sputnik France's newsmakers also include Brigitte Bardot, an actress and high-profile animal rights activist in France.
Sputnik (sputniknews.com) is a news agency and radio network with multimedia news hubs in dozens of countries. Sputnik broadcasts through its websites in over 30 languages, as well as on analogue and digital radio, mobile apps, and social media. Sputnik newswires, available by subscription, 24/7 in English, Arabic, Spanish and Chinese.
*ComScore MMX Multi-Platform, France, 6+, March 2016, based on the analysis of top 2000 domains in France: 64thposition of the 118 registered online news outlets.