Christine Ockrent Biography
Christine Ockrent is a Belgian journalist on French television. She attended the Cours Hattemer, in Paris, and graduated from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris in 1965. She is the daughter of Roger Ockrent, a Belgian diplomat.
She worked for American television and on the CBS news magazine, 60 Minutes. In France, she worked on a national radio station on Europe 1, where she was in charge of morning news. She became the first female anchor of the 8 pm news in 1981, on the Antenne 2 television channel. She later worked for TF1. She returned to France 2 as anchor of the evening news, and then for France 3 by the end of her career, since 1990, where she was the host of different news magazines.
She was chief of the L’Express editorial office, presenting France Europe Express for over ten years, a TV show about European issues. She is a passionate supporter of a united Europe,she demonstrated it by signing the Soros call for a federal answer to the crisis of the euro. She was a member of the Saint-Simon Foundation think-tank. In 2002, she wrote the preface to Ma guerre à L’indifference, translated as My war against indifference, a book by United Nations official Jean-Sélim Kanaan.
Christine Ockrent Age
She was born on 24 April 1944 in Brussels, Belgium. She is 74 years old as of 2018.
Christine Ockrent Husband
She is married to Bernard Kouchner, a French politician and the former foreign minister. The couple has a son, Alexandre, born 11 March 1986.
Christine Ockrent Livre
- The Evil Empire: The Third World War Now
Christine Ockrent The Evil Empire: The Third World War Now
This is a study based on her interviews where de Marenches, head of the French Secret Service for eleven years, expresses personal views on the invisible …
Copyright date: 1988
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Christine Ockrent – How does the job of journalist work today?
Updated : 30/03/2018
Lepetitjournal.com has met Christine Ockrent, a name of journalism that has marked a generation and whose reputation is second to none. His career in television, radio and the print media allows him to have real expertise and reflection on the world of media and the many upheavals he faces. During her stay in Cambodia, she agreed to give us this nice interview.
What is your reflection on the media and the journalistic profession?
It is a constantly evolving profession, changing rapidly under the pressure of advances in technology. The tools currently available to journalists are also changing the pace of work. As for media groups, their business models are disrupted by the Internet.
Did you foresee the upheaval of the profession with the advent of digital?
Did I sense it? No, but I tried to accompany him! When I animated the newscast, there were a lot fewer satellites, a lot less direct opportunities. The acceleration has been huge. In reporting, the means of filming and broadcasting were much heavier. In television, in the print media, in radio, I have tried, as a matter of fact, to adapt to all these innovations.
I am currently running a weekly program “Foreign Affairs” on France Culture devoted to geopolitics and international news. Broadcasting over the Internet, by podcast, multiplies the audience of the radio and this program in particular. As soon as there is access to the internet, you can work anywhere with great flexibility and an infinite field of sources.
Journalists are often decried people, in which people do not always trust. What do you think ?
Nothing new under the sun! I have always heard bad words from journalists! Criticism is all the easier because there are all sorts of journalists – in the same way that there are all kinds of doctors, lawyers, teachers?
This constant criticism of the journalist is a normal dimension in a democracy like France. Everyone has the choice and trust in a particular media or signature! No one forces you to read a newspaper that you find dishonest or watch a TV show to which you give no credit. There is such an abundance, such a diversity of sources of information that it is up to everyone to make their choices.
There are many online media presenting themselves as new media but spreading misinformation. Inyour opinion, how to fight against this phenomenon?
It is a very difficult problem and one of growing concern. It was verified during the presidential campaign in the United States or during the referendum on Brexit in Great Britain. On social networks, there are some very good things, but also the worst, whether conspiracy theories or simply false information, propaganda intended to deceive the reader or the viewer. I am convinced that we must teach young people who are, by definition, the biggest consumers of the Internet to choose properly, to discern and always check the sources of what they discover. It’s an apprenticeship like any other, and it becomes imperative.
What is your reflection on this phenomenon that pushes large industrial groups to buy several newspapers? Is there a risk of self-censorship?
The economic models of the media are in turmoil and there are movements of concentration. The involvement of the business community is not new. In France for example, between the two World Wars, the main newspapers belonged to large industrial groups nicknamed “the Committee of Forges”. I do not subscribe to this equation that the membership of a particular media to a large group necessarily leads to a form of censorship. In a democracy like ours, diversity and competition prevail? journalists to prove that they deserve their independence and the trust of their readers.