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Report at the Parliament relating to the representation of the diversity of the French company on television and to the radio - 2015

Publication date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016


Under article 3-1 of the law of September 30th, 1986, the state of the representation of diversity in the audio-visual mediums must be carried, annually, with the knowledge of the Parliament.

Vis-a-vis the dramas which proceeded during the year 2015, it appeared more necessary than ever than the French company gathers around the values of the Republic. Each French must be able to find his niche in the Nation and to see himself represented within the company, in particular, in the audio-visual mediums. This is why the Council carried out, during the year 2015, of the strong actions which are presented in this report, which also contains an assessment of the initiatives of the chains and radios.

Lastly, the Council formulates 8 recommendations:

  • to encourage a work on the stereotypes in the directions of the information of the chains;
  • to encourage the audio-visual mediums to communicate to the Council the assessments of their internal committees “diversity”;
  • to encourage the audio-visual mediums to take an annual statement of account of application of the clause “diversity” presents in the contracts of ordered programs;
  • to encourage the TV channels to make commitments on the three kinds of programs aimed by the deliberation of the modified November 10th, 2009 (article I-A-2 of the deliberation of November 10th, 2009);
  • to encourage the TV channels to make commitments quantified as regards the presence of the people representative of diversity in the ordered fictions (article I-A-1 of the deliberation of the modified November 10th, 2009);
  • to encourage the TV channels to exploit the results of the barometer of diversity ;
  • to systematize the staff training to diversity within the audio-visual companies;
  • to request a legislative modification to reinforce the obligation of control of the Council.
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Key dates

  • 2006 - Law of March 31st, 2006 known as “law for the equal opportunity”

  • 2007 - Creation by the Council of a working group on diversity and an Observatory of diversity

  • 2009 - Law of March 5th, 2009 relating to the audio-visual communication and the new public service of television

  • March 11th, 2008 - Creation of the Observatory of diversity in the audio-visual mediums

  • November 10th, 2009 - Deliberation of the Council fixing the framework of annual commitments of the diffusers