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The weekly magazine Le Nouvel Observateur was founded in 1954 by former resistance fighters, including Gilles Martinet, a former journalist for the news agency Agence France Presse. The magazine soon encountered financial difficulties and in 1964 was taken over by entrepreneur Claude Perdriel, who created his own press group. The magazine became successful thanks to its description of the socio-cultural trends of the post-1968 years. After running into financial difficulties again it shifted its focus to major reports. In 1999 it launched its website with its own editing team. Today Le Nouvel Observateur is one of France's leading news magazines.

Medium: magazine
Political orientation: Social democratic
Circulation: 532,000 (2009)
Frequency of publication: Weekly on Thursdays

Location: Paris, France
Publisher: Groupe Perdriel
Area of distribution: Nationwide
Established: 1964

Phone: 0033-144883434

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1.  Le Nouvel Observateur - France | 23/10/2014

Era of innocence ends in Canada

The attack will worsen the social and political climate in Canada, the Canadian Alice Audrain writes in the left-liberal weekly magazine Le Nouvel Observateur: "Clearly ... » more

2.  Le Nouvel Observateur - France | 26/08/2014

Hollande's new government disappointing

The Elysée Palace on Tuesday presented the new French government on which President François Hollande and Prime Minister Manuel Valls have agreed. But the head ... » more

3.  Le Nouvel Observateur - France | 02/07/2014

Sarkozy casts himself as victim

France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday denounced his arrest and questioning as a conspiracy on the part of the government and judiciary. The liberal ... » more

4.  Le Nouvel Observateur - France | 27/06/2014

Brexit increasingly likely

Since Cameron will hardly be able to achieve his objectives with a Juncker Commission he'll bring forward the referendum on leaving the EU for tactical ... » more

5.  Le Nouvel Observateur - France | 06/05/2014

Hollande his own worst enemy

In an hour-long televised interview on Tuesday, France's President François Hollande also answered a few questions from the public. He has understood that he must ... » more

6.  Le Nouvel Observateur - France | 01/04/2014

Cohabitation would be Hollande's salvation

In the wake of the Socialists' poor showing in the French municipal elections, the leader of the French conservative UMP, Jean-François Copé, is demanding a ... » more

7.  Le Nouvel Observateur - France | 25/03/2014

Front National now a party like any other

With an eye to the first round of the municipal elections in France, journalist Jean Daniel observes a paradigm shift in people's attitude to the ... » more

8.  Le Nouvel Observateur - France | 19/02/2014

Three cheers for a European Internet

Speaking at the Franco-German Ministerial Council on Wednesday, Angela Merkel once again called for the creation of a European Internet. This could foster not only ... » more

9.  Le Nouvel Observateur - France | 25/11/2013

Lady Ashton's renaissance in Geneva

The fact that EU High Representative Catherine Ashton was successful in achieving a provisional agreement in the nuclear dispute with Iran strengthens Europe's position in ... » more

10.  Le Nouvel Observateur - France | 24/10/2013

French passionate about their work

Stereotypes holding that the French are lazy are completely unfounded, the left-liberal weekly magazine Le Nouvel Observateur writes, citing a survey it commissioned in which ... » more


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