Libération

France

Description

Libération, popularly known as Libé, is a daily newspaper in France, founded in Paris by Jean-Paul Sartre and Serge July in 1973 in the wake of the protest movements of May 1968. Originally a far-left newspaper, it has undergone a number of shifts during the 1980s and 1990s to take the social democrat (centre-left) position, as Serge July puts it, "the equation of Libération consisted in combining counter-culture and political radicalism”. It was the first French daily to have a website. It had a circulation of about 101,000 in 2013.

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Funded projects

HERwanda — Conquering Gender Equality In Rwanda

​Since the end of the genocide, Rwanda has become Africa's gender equality success story for high female representation in politics, education and the workplace. What does empowerment mean to the younger generations of women?

Housing Stories

The project “Housing Stories” makes inequalities real and visible by telling the fight of families on three continents to live in a decent and affordable flat.

Can Quinoa Feed the World?

This story asks how quinoa, a seed cultivated for thousands years in the andean region, started to conquer the world 10 years ago and how this impacts andean growers and world security.

Can Tourism ‘Save’ Haiti?

Five years after the earthquake, the Martelly-administration is set to make Haiti the Next Big Thing in Caribbean tourism. Can this be the path to sustainable development and finally ‘save’ Haiti?

Detective.io

Impact investing aims to reconcile development goals and profit-driven ventures. This project uses data journalism techniques to analyse a series of innovative projects combating energy poverty.