One year ago this Wednesday, the well-respected French newspaper Le Monde launched its online Africa edition. With more than four million visits each month, it has set a name for itself among French-speaking Africans. The World Editors Forum spoke to Serge Michel, Le Monde Afrique's Editor-in-Chief about the lessons of the past year.
“Just like the English language media, which understood a long time ago that one of their survival strategies was to reach beyond their place of origin, Le Monde was looking to go global,” Serge Michel, Editor-in-Chief of Le Monde Afrique said in an interview to mark the first anniversary of their African news site.
“Africa, a continent with a large number of French-speakers, was a logical place to start because there are a lot of stories to tell, and it hadn’t been reached by quality media yet," Michel told us.