In Reunion Island, the inhabitants no longer hide their concern. The survival of Le Quotidien de La Réunion, the last newspaper on the island alongside the Journal de l'île de La Réunion (JIR), is now threatened. Placed in judicial liquidation a few weeks ago at the Commercial Court of Saint-Denis. A hearing will be held on December 13 in the hope of receiving a first viable expression of interest from a potential buyer. While waiting for the white knight, the region has just granted a reprieve to the daily life by paying him an exceptional aid of 600,000 euros. This sum will allow the newspaper to continue its activity for another three months.
The bad fortune of the Quotidien de La Réunion, which appealed for help to the Minister of Culture, Rima Abdul Malak, is reminiscent of the difficulties experienced some time ago by the Dépêche de Tahiti et France-Antilles. These two other titles of the overseas press had been saved at the last minute by Xavier Niel.
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