Villepin urged to save ‘Libération’ from crisis (Alex Duval Smith, 09 November 2006 , Independent)
Crisis meeting followed crisis meeting yesterday at the head office of Libération, the French newspaper founded by Jean-Paul Sartre which faces financial ruin.
So bleak has the outlook become that a radical left-wing magazine, Marianne, has already announced plans to launch a daily if Libération collapses. At the Senate, the president of the Socialist group, Jean-Pierre Bel, called on the Prime Minister, Dominique de Villepin, to intervene to save the newspaper.
It can be to the press what Airbus is to planes.