|Owner||Groupe Le Monde|
|Political allegiance||Centrist, sometimes said to be Centre Left|
|Headquarters||Bd Auguste-Blanqui 80,|
F-75707 Paris Cedex 13
Le Monde (English: The World) is a French daily evening newspaper with a circulation in 2004 of 371,803. A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. Berliner, or " midi " is a Newspaper format with pages normally measuring about 470 mm × 315 mm (18½  in × 12 Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. In Politics, centrism usually refers to the political ideal of promoting Moderate policies which land in the middle ground between different political extremes In Politics, centrism usually refers to the political ideal of promoting Moderate policies which land in the middle ground between different political extremes Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city An International Standard Serial Number ( ISSN) is a unique eight-digit number used to identify a print or electronic Periodical publication. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " It is considered the French newspaper of record, and is generally well respected, often the only French newspaper easily obtainable in non-Francophone countries. A newspaper of record is a colloquialism that generally refers to a Newspaper that meets at least one of two criteria high standards of Journalism, the
The newspaper should not be confused with the monthly publication Le Monde diplomatique, of which Le Monde has 51% ownership, but which is editorially independent. Le Monde diplomatique (nicknamed "Le Diplo" by its French readers is a monthly publication offering analysis and opinion on politics culture and current affairs
Le Monde was founded by Hubert Beuve-Méry at the request of General Charles de Gaulle after the German army was driven from Paris during World War II, and took over the format of Le Temps, whose reputation had suffered during the Occupation. Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle ( ( 22 November 1890 – 9 November 1970) was a French General and statesman who led the Free French The German Army (Deutsches Heer heɐ) is the land component of the armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Le Temps, ("The Time" published from April 25, 1861 to November 30, 1942, was one of Paris 's most important Beuve-Méry reportedly demanded total editorial independence as the condition for his taking on the project. Editorial independence is the freedom of editors to make decisions without interference from the owners of a publication Its first edition appeared on December 19, 1944. Events 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor. Le Monde has been available on the Internet since December 19, 1995. Events 324 - Licinius abdicates his position as Roman Emperor. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 It is the principal publication of Groupe Le Monde.
Its current board chairman and director of publication is Éric Fottorino and the current chief editor (rédacteur en chef) is Gérard Courtois. To publish is to make content Publicly known. The term is most frequently applied to the distribution of text or images on paper or to the placing of content Editing Language, Images or Sound through correction condensation organization and other modifications in various media Plantu is one of several political cartoonists who contribute to the paper, and his work is often featured on the front page above the fold. Jean Plantureux (born March 23, 1951 in Paris) who goes by the professional name Plantu, is a French Cartoonist specializing
Le Monde was in the past often described as centre-left, but its editorial line may be more appropriately described nowadays as simply moderate. The centre-left (or center-left) is a political term commonly used to describe or denote individuals political parties or organizations (such as Think In 1981 it backed the election of Socialist François Mitterrand on the grounds that alternation of the political party in government would be beneficial to the country. Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 The Socialist Party ( Parti Socialiste, PS is the largest left-wing political party in France. François Maurice Adrien Marie Mitterrand ( 26 October 1916 8 January 1996 served as President of France from 1981 to 1995 elected as representative of the Socialist
The paper's journalistic side has a collegial form of organization, in which most journalists are not only tenured, but financial stakeholders in the enterprise as well, and participate in the elections of upper management and senior executives. In contrast to other world newspapers such as The New York Times, Le Monde used to be more geared to analysis and opinion, rather than simply being a newspaper of record. Hence, it was considered less important for the paper to cover "all the news that's fit to print" (the motto of The New York Times) than to offer thoughtful interpretation of current events. Writers of lead reporting articles did not hesitate to provide commentary or venture predictions. In recent years, however, greater separation has been established between facts and opinion.
In their 2003 book entitled La face cachée du Monde ("The hidden face of Le Monde"), authors Pierre Péan and Philippe Cohen alleged that Colombani and the then editor Edwy Plenel had, amongst other things, shown partisan bias and engaged in financial dealings that compromised the paper's independence. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Pierre Péan (born 1938 in Maine-et-Loire, France) is a renowned French Investigative journalist and author of many books concerned with political scandals In politics a partisan is a committed member of a party In multi-party systems the term is typically understood to describe a person who supports their party's measures without an Bias is a term used to describe a Tendency or Preference towards a particular perspective, Ideology or result especially when the tendency interferes It also accused the paper of dangerously damaging the authority of the French state by having revealed various political scandals (notably corruption scandals surrounding Jacques Chirac, and the sinking of a Greenpeace boat, the Rainbow Warrior, by French intelligence under President François Mitterrand). Early career The Rainbow Warrior was built in 1955 in Aberdeen, Scotland as a trawler named Sir William Hardy, and entered service with François Maurice Adrien Marie Mitterrand ( 26 October 1916 8 January 1996 served as President of France from 1981 to 1995 elected as representative of the Socialist In one chapter, the authors of the book accused Colombani and Plenel of "xenophilia" and of "not liking France". This book remains controversial, but attracted much attention and media coverage in France and around the world at the time of its publication. A controversy or dispute is a commencement of a conflict between statements of accepted fact and a new or unaccepted proposal that disagrees with argues against Following a lawsuit, the authors and the publisher agreed in 2004 not to proceed to any reprinting.
Le Monde has been found guilty of defamation for saying that Catalan soccer club FC Barcelona was connected to a doctor involved in steroid use. The court fined the newspaper nearly $450,000 and the French newspaper will have to publish a copy of the court's sentence both in its newspaper and online versions.
After the 9/11 attacks, Le Monde published on its front page a famous quote written by Jean-Marie Colombani, entitled "We all are Americans". Jean-Marie Colombani (born July 7, 1948 in Dakar, Senegal) is a French journalist and was the editor of Le Monde
During the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election, The Economist published an article in which John F. Kerry's popularity among Europeans (allegedly based on his cosmopolitanism and leftism) was illustrated by a cartoon showing him holding a copy of Le Monde. The United States presidential election of 2004 was held on Tuesday November 2, 2004, to elect the President of the United States. The Economist is an English-language weekly news and International affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd and edited in London } John Forbes Kerry (born December 11 1943 is an American Politician who is currently serving his fourth term as the junior United States Senator
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Le Monde is published around midday, and the date on the masthead is the following day's. That is, the issue which is released at midday on 15 March shows 16 March in the masthead. It is available on newsstands in Paris and some other parts of France on the day of release, and received by mail subscribers on the masthead date.
Among Le Monde famous investigations are the one concerning the sinking of the Rainbow Warrior. The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior, codenamed Opération Satanique, was an operation by the "action" branch of the French foreign In 1995, on the 10th anniversary of this failed secret operation, the newspaper directly implicated François Mitterrand, who was president at the time, in the operation. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995