Apparently, the French president doesn't like the free press in his country. So he wants to control who works as chief editor in the big papers. And quiet successful he seems to be.
So, please bear with me for linking to non-German, and non-English, but French sites as well now, as I think a link to Mediapart might be a good opportunity for my French-speaking friends and fellow citizens of this globe to get some independent information. They seem to try the same model as taz did a couple of decades ago: no advertising, no political control, independent information and a strong opinion from the people for the people. A voice for those who had none. No easy job, especially considering monetary needs of the staff. But still, an honorable cause.