My cousin's daughter on France Inter
InterClass': le secret des sources

France Inter, one of the channels of Radio France, is a radio broadcasting network that is 100% funded by the French government.

They started an initiative in partnership with the Ministère de l'éducation nationale whereby professional journalists and broadcast technicians set up workshops in every school in France, meeting motivated students in the process. This initiative is called InterClass’.

On my father's side i have a number of cousins who almost all have children, and Victoria is the teenage daughter of my cousin who is a French high school teacher. Victoria goes to high school in Clichy-la-Garenne, one of the (many) suburbs of Paris.

I don't know the particulars but whatever she did, France Inter liked it enough that here she is broadcasting a story, that she herself wrote, about why the confidentiality of sources in journalism is crucial to the freedom of the press.

She comes at this complex question from two angles: what the laws are, and how difficult it can be to apply those laws depending on the circumstances, and in particular disclosure of classified information when it comes to issues of national security.

Pretty great stuff!


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Clichy-sous-Bois, suburb of Paris, France
published on March 24th 2021
Victoria Attard / France Inter
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Created on 2021-03-25 at 18:43 and last updated on 2021-03-25 at 19:42.