The UK Reined in Rupert Murdoch. Why Can’t We Stop Vincent Bolloré in France?

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By Thomas Philippon, Julia Cagé, and co-authors

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, adopted by France in 1789 to enshrine the principles of the French Revolution, noted that “the free communication of thoughts and of opinions is one of the most precious rights of man: any citizen thus may speak, write, print freely”.

Today’s French constitution echoes that same defence of the “freedom, pluralism and independence of the media”.

And yet, media pluralism is at risk in France. Yes, in France.

Read the full The Guardian article.

Thomas Philippon is Max L. Heine Professor of Finance.