Monday, October 17, 2016

i>Tv : the journalists voted to strike to 85 % – The Point

The journalists i>Télé owned by the Canal+ group went on strike on Monday in an overwhelming majority against the arrival at the antenna of the host Jean-Marc Morandini, indicted for “corruption of a minor, aggravated” and must begin on the same day on the chain. Gathered in the general assembly, the drafting has voted to 85 % (116 out of 136 votes) in favour of a 24-hour strike is renewable, from 11: 30 a.m., which will prevent the launch of the issuance of the facilitator, scheduled Monday evening, except for recording to the outside.

At mid-day, the chain rediffusait magazines and JT made before the vote. A new AG is planned for Tuesday morning. A further sign of the malaise, Alexandre Ifi, deputy director of the drafting, a-pillar i>Tv since its launch in 1999, announced Monday morning the start of the chain starting in mid-November. It was applauded by the journalists present. The Canal+ group had not responded to the strike by mid-day. This is the second strike in the history of the chain after four days conducted in June after the announcement of major staff reductions.

The case Morandini has triggered a crisis i>Tele since the direction was confirmed on October 7, the arrival of the moderator, put in consideration the following castings doubtful for a webseries erotic. It should animate the slice 18 hours, 19 hours with a program on the media. Outraged by this arrival, which interferes, according to her, the image of the chain, the editors voted last week to 92 % a no confidence motion against the management.

Mood gradient

The answer was not long in coming : preferring to be unhappy rather than Morandini, the management has announced the opening of a possibility for a “conscience clause” (with benefits) for all those who do not want to work with the facilitator, on behalf of the respect for the presumption of innocence. Europe 1 took the party opposite by suspending antenna facilitator since the start of the year. Jean-Marc Morandini has signed an article in The World to ask his future colleagues ” respect [s]rights and [l] (e) let them work “, while the Society of journalists published an open letter asking him to ” not come “.

Since Saturday, the business has earned the social networks, with the hashtag #JeSoutiensiTELE, taken by very many journalists and personalities, including Bruce Toussaint, Rama Yade, Léa Salamé, or the Company of the editors of the World, by the voice of its president, Paul Benkimoun. The investigation of Jean-Marc Morandini has been opened following complaints filed by two men, minors at the time of the facts, after the revelations of the magazine Les Inrocks on the set of a webseries produced by Morandini The Hawks. In September, Jean-Marc Morandini has been under investigation for “corruption of minors” and “corruption of minors aggravated” by the use of an electronic means of communication and has been prohibited to approach places frequented by minors.

savings Plan drastic

The decision to put spite of everything, the antenna, officially to revive the hearing would, according to The World, were ordered by Vincent Bolloré himself, who has long worked with Jean-Marc Morandini in his chain Live 8, but also in the daily Direct Morning and within the site of which Bolloré has been the majority shareholder. This case adds further to the atmosphere that i>Tele, string deficit, the hearing of which has stagnated at around 1 % and which is still waiting in the recovery plan promised by Vincent Bolloré in 2015. On the contrary, having replaced suddenly all the leaders, the boss of Canal+ has put in place a plan to save money drastically by removing many of the freelancers.

i>Tele will be renamed CNews, October 24. Another case embarrassing for Canal+ was re-launched on Monday, with the complaint filed against Vincent Bolloré by three journalists who accuse him of having prevented in 2015 the broadcast by Canal+ of a documentary denouncing a system of tax evasion at Credit mutuel, bank partner Vivendi. Last stone in the garden of Canal+, France 2 will recover its Zapping, issue removed this summer by Vincent Bolloré.


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