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The respect of the French language

The respect of the French language

It falls on the Council, pursuant to article 3-1 of the law of September 30th, 1986, to take care “of the defense and the illustration of the French language” in the audio-visual communication like with the respect of the provisions of the law of August 4th, 1994 relating to the use of the French language, in what it relates to the audio-visual mediums.

The mission of the Council

The Council endeavours to fulfill its mission of defense of the French language while taking care of the respect of the obligations towards the French language registered to the books of the missions and the loads of the national companies of program and in conventions annexed of the decisions of authorization of the private diffusers.

It is attentive with the quality of the language employed in the programs of the various TV channels and radio, while being conscious that the nature even of the radiophonic and televisual communication imposes an oral style and justifies facilities which would banish the written language.

In order to promote the diffusion of a French terminology, the general Commission of terminology and neology recommends a certain number of terms, to use in particular instead of phrases borrowed from other languages. These terms can be consulted on the site


The Day of the French language in the audio-visual mediums


The logo of the day, with its slogan, “Say it in French”.

The Day of the French language in the audio-visual media was initiated by the CSA in 2015 and lies within the scope of the Week of the French language and Francophonie, which proceeds this year from March 18th to March 26th, 2017. The purpose of this event is to give to the audio-visual mediums the opportunity to show their mobilization in favour of French.

The French language constituting the raw material of the media, those play a determining role in the vitality of our language. They transmit through it a vision of the world, cultures, values, common Stories. This is why it falls to them, at the sides of other actors, to be made the ambassadors of French, to make it live and to show of it the wealth and diversity with the daily newspaper.

Thus, after the success of the second Day of the French language in the audio-visual mediums in 2016, the Council renewed this event by requesting all the chains and radios, metropolitan and ultramarine, so that those are mobilized in favour of the promotion of the French language and envisage special programmings on their antennas on Monday, March 20, 2017.


Why celebrate the French language in the media audio-visual? The point of view of Sophie Tonolo, lexicographer to the service of the dictionary of the French Academy:



The program timetables TV and radio for the day of March 20th, 2017:


Televisions and radios in Overseas


Programming of Antenna Réunion (format pdf - 198.13 KB)


Programming of FREE DOM (format pdf - 167.37 KB)


Programming of HITFM Réunion (format pdf - 177.33 KB)


Programming of Radio Frequency Oasis (format pdf - 172.18 KB)


Programming of Réunion 1st (format pdf - 202.09 KB)


Programming of Salazes Fm (format pdf - 174.31 KB)





Programming of France Media World (format pdf - 157.98 KB)


Programming of France Televisions (format pdf - 738.49 KB)


Programming of the Team (format pdf - 174.18 KB)


Programming of M6 (format pdf - 266.68 KB)


Programming of NRJ 12 and DARLING 25 (format pdf - 291.21 KB)


Programming of Number 23 (format pdf - 175.49 KB)


Programming of TF1 (format pdf - 251.99 KB)


Programming of TV5 World (format pdf - 994.18 KB)


Programming of the group Channel (format pdf - 428.35 KB)





Programming of Lark (format pdf - 748.15 KB)


Programming of Lagardere Activates (format pdf - 614.07 KB)


Programming of Radio MFM (format pdf - 311.35 KB)


Programming of Radio operator Classic (format pdf - 178.06 KB)


Programming of Radio FG (format pdf - 192.89 KB)


Programming of Radio France (format pdf - 455.67 KB)


Programming of Radio Nova (format pdf - 191.33 KB)


Programming of RMC (format pdf - 166.09 KB)


Programming of Skyrock (format pdf - 160.98 KB)


Programming of the Group 1981 (format pdf - 1.11 Mo)


Programming RTL (format pdf - 357.62 KB)



Programming of the Trade union of the Radios and Independent Televisions


Programming of the Trade union of the Independent Radios and TV (format pdf - 210.87 KB)

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