Hervé Bourges

Bourges Hervé

Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Diversity at France Télévisions. Member of the Observatoire de la diversité des médias audiovisuels du CSA (Conseil Supérieur de l’Audiovisuel), former president of RFI, TFI, France Télévisions, Canal + and of the CSA, honorary president of the International Francophone Press Union (UPF) and of the École supérieure de journalisme in Lille (ESJ Lille), founder of the École supérieure de journalisme de Yaoundé, former French Ambassador to Unesco.

Biographie de Bourges Hervé

A man of conviction and committed journalist, Hervé Bourges spanned the twentieth century have always informed and critical eye on history. Released first School of Journalism in Lille, he refused the position coveted Le Figaro, preferring to return to the weekly Christian Testimony, an activist against the war in Algeria.

But two later, Hervé Bourges is called to serve in the armed forces in Algeria. He entrusted the organization of theater armies, and coaching youth Arcat Ain, a town near the camp.On his return, he is a member firm of Edmond Michelet, assistant to the pacification of Algeria. It then directs Radio France Internationale after returning to a time Christian Testimony, then at the head of TF1 and still CEO of Radio Monte Carlo. Its qualities are the political and diplomatic appoint Ambassador of France to UNESCO in 1993.

Two years later, he runs the CSA, imposing a certain morality, which earned him sometimes to be mocked by the profession. In 2001, Hervé Bourges is president of the International Union of Francophone Press. Constantly active, he wrote autobiographical works including 'In memory of an elephant, and especially Algeria, a country dear to his heart, that' Algeria is the test of power '.

He participated in a documentary about the country of Algeria: Birth of a Nation (1956-1962) 'in 2003. It publishes a new retrospective on his years TV 'On TV: my 4 truths' in 2005.

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n°49 Fourth Quarter 2013

One  billion  Africans.  That  is  the  figure  today.  Formidable population growth, which has been robust for a number of years, and will be for many years to come, chorus the economists. Africa today no longer resembles the Africa of the independence era, when it was hesitant and ill-assured and its political and social structures were buffeted by the winds of the Cold War. Today, the continent is taking up the challenge and new tigers are roaring:...

The Old “Françafrique” is Dead

n°38 October-December 2010

De Gaulle once defined the Community of September 1958 as “a means of transporting the African territories from autonomy to independence.” That political structure disappeared as early as 1960, to be replaced by a more simple and flexible one, designed, in its turn, as a provisional instrument, namely Franco-African Cooperation...

Media, democracy and development in Africa

n°37 July-September 2010

Some people think that the African has not sufficiently entered history. As Birago Diop said, “When memory goes out in search of dead wood, it comes back with the bundle it likes.” If by “history” we mean the history of humanity, the Braudelian concept of long duration, then it has been anchored in African man since time immemorial. If by “history” we mean the history of the last two centuries, the race for progress and profit, then that history has hit the African head-on.