Radio France Internationale protests job cuts
Staff from Radio France Internationale went on strike on Thursday to protest the French government's decision to cut more than 200 jobs or 25% of the workforce.
RFI's language services will suffer, with six departments being cut completely. Leaving RFI with just 11 language services compared to the BBC's 32 departments and Deutsche Welle's 30 services.
The job cuts include voluntary redundancy, retirement or compulsory lay-offs. The German, Polish, Russian and Turkish services will all completely disappear, although the English department will not be affected.
RFI, France24 and TV5 are all subject to government reforms making them all part of the same audio-visual group - Société Audiovisuel Extérieur de la France. Private broadcaster - TF1, recently sold it's stake in France24, worth two million euros, to the government.