French regulator to look into CNews channel after ‘opinion media’ allegation

Court orders regulator to examine balance and independence of CNews, described by critics as ‘French Fox News’

France’s highest administrative court has given the country’s media regulator six months to examine whether the television channel CNews is conforming to rules on balanced and independent journalism.

Tuesday’s ruling was a victory for the press freedom organisation Reporters sans Frontières (RSF), which had asked the state council to overturn the regulator Arcom’s refusal to investigate the channel, described by critics as the “French Fox News”.

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