Canada France 2 and France Inter are mobilizing Thursday for Lebanon

15:15  29 september  2020
15:15  29 september  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

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"We believe Lebanon should be placed under French mandate in order to establish clean and durable governance," reads a petition that has President Emmanuel Macron landed in Beirut on Thursday morning to show support for France 's Middle East protege and former colonial-era protectorate after a

On Wednesday he vowed that France would mobilise the international community to provide humanitarian aid for Lebanon . His comments came as emergency medical aid and pop-up field hospitals were dispatched to Lebanon on Wednesday as the world offered assistance and paid

France 2 et France Inter diffuseront jeudi © Lionel BONAVENTURE France 2 and France Inter will broadcast on Thursday "All united for Lebanon", a special operation around a big live concert

France 2 and France Inter will broadcast Thursday "All united for Lebanon", a special operation around a large live concert, in support of this country struggling to recover from the explosions that ravaged Beirut this summer.

This mobilization will be carried by public service figures, in particular Nagui and Léa Salamé, who both work on France 2 and France Inter.

The highlight of this mobilization, which will raise funds via the French Red Cross, which will donate them to the Lebanese Red Cross, will be a special evening live from the Olympia in Paris, with a concert at 9:30 p.m. under the leadership of Ibrahim Maalouf who will bring together artists including Vianney, Florent Pagny, Clara Luciani, Hiba Tawaji, Ycare, Pascal Obispo, Bernard Lavilliers, Matthieu Chedid, as well as Sting and Mika.

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What France will become in the next 10 or 20 years will be a kind of new Lebanon in some places in France . So the rich people in France will be in the fancy neighborhoods of Paris, far from the problems, and then the poor people will have to deal with Islamism on a daily base.

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"Given the great emotion that has aroused many French people, and France and Lebanon being linked by an ancient history, we are is said that it was necessary to go further, and to work on a global support around this concert ", in particular with information programs to" contextualize this event ", explained to AFP Arnaud Ngatcha, director of special operations at France Televisions.

France 2 et France Inter diffuseront jeudi © PATRICK KOVARIK France 2 and France Inter will broadcast on Thursday "All united for Lebanon", a special operation around a large live concert

The evening will thus open on France 2 with a report from the editorial staff of Envoy Special in Beirut, launched by Elise Lucet, and the operation will be supported via multiple broadcasts and newspapers throughout the day on the group's channels (from "Télématin" to the regional branches of France 3), with duplexes from Léa Salamé from Beirut.

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"There was tremendous momentum around this operation, and it generated a wider mobilization of the media and beyond the sector", underlines Arnaud Ngatcha: in addition to France Inter, which from the start was associated with the initiative, "France 24 will broadcast the concert on its platform and will relay it via topics on its antenna, TV5 Monde will also broadcast the evening," he detailed.

On France Inter, the day will start with an interview with Léa Salamé live from Beirut, at 7:50 am. She will also appear in "The Original Soundtrack" by Nagui. And, before the concert, Fabienne Sintès' 6-8pm will open with a live "stroll" through Beirut, to take the pulse of the city and question the inhabitants. The program will also give the floor to experts and political figures.

"It wouldn't have made sense, two months later, to do a big concert without going back to Lebanon to see how the country was succeeding - or not succeeding - in rebuilding its buildings, rebuilding its minds, treating its wounded, change the political system, and prepare for a more acceptable future, "said Laurence Bloch, director of the radio.

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