What will Africanews be like?
The news teams at Africanews and at euronews in Europe will adhere to the same editorial charter.
Africa in the world
Editorial independenceDiversity of views
[see editorial chart here].
Journalistic DNAInnovation and openness
What is the business model for Africanews?
Will Africanews be available in other media formats?
Words from Michael Peters, CEO
Michael Peters, CEO of euronews
"Twenty 20 years after the launch of euronews, we are breaking new ground in the world of news. Since 1993, euronews has covered global news from a European perspective, speaking to viewers in their language. The company’s multinational shareholder base gives the channel the independence and the means to inform viewers without promoting any particular viewpoint. Its global success in terms of viewer numbers is proof of the channel’s professionalism and its ability to integrate diversity. euronews has the experience, the reputation and the resources necessary to convey this model which respects the values and value of different cultures. It is precisely this model of tolerance in a world of diversity that we hope to share with Africa, via Africanews, the first independent and multilingual news channel on the continent. Africanews is different from existing channels because it aims to give Africa its rightful place in the world of news and to give the world the latest news from the continent which is itself a news market, in the same way and at the same level as other regions of the world. Our strategic and highly ambitious project will not be a mere African "window” made by euronews, as most international news channels do, but rather a full-fledged Pan-African network, with editorial choices made by Africans for an African audience. To develop this project, we were lucky to have the help of Stephen Smith, a recognized specialist on Africa. Stephen, former Africa Editor for two French daily newspapers Libération then Le Monde, is providing advice and recommendations for the editorial and strategic aspects of Africanews. The public television channel Télé Congo decided to join us in this adventure. Our teams will now begin the preliminary studies and organisational work to be ready to launch Africanews in 2015. We take great pride in announcing this emblematic cooperation project and we are eager to launch this new player on the world media scene,” he added.
About Stephen Smith
Stephen Smith and the Africanews project
For further information, please contact:
Grégoire Olivero de Rubiana
Director of External Relations
Head of Press and Public Relations