Frédéric Mitterrand , Minister of Culture and Communicationand Rémy Pflimlin, President of France Télévisions, received the report of the 2011 Standing Committee on Diversity from Hervé Bourges, President of the Standing Committee on Diversity of FranceTelvisions, this Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at the Ministry of Culture and Communication.

The 2011 Standing Committee on Diversity report notes that
«France Télévisions is clearly committed to the
Diversity and Equal Opportunity”.

On his arrival at the head of France Télévisions, Rémy Pflimlin
diversity and equal opportunities at the heart of its strategic
the group. He made it clear that diversity must also pass
greater visibility on the channels and greater
opening up to new cultures in programmes as in
human resources to eventually obtain the Afnor label.

Over the past year, several strong initiatives have been identified by the Committee

Permanent diversity have been established:
Within the group, several actions have been launched on
recommendations of the Standing Committee to improve
the diversity.

- Creation of a diversity and equal opportunities service
the Directorate of Human Resources.
- Implementation of diversity training for
- Steps are being taken to obtain the Label in the long term
Diversity, the Afnor label.
- Creation of a directorate responsible for innovation, culture
and diversity which evaluated 150 projects in six months
and 70 columnists, animators and journalists
of diversity.

On the screen, personalities from diversity on the
chains like Patricia Loison at the head of Soir/3, and soon
Elisabeth Tchoungui and Audrey Pulvar. Others
and journalists who have appeared as
Vanessa Dolmen, Leila Kaddour, Aline Afanoukoé…

Diversity in programme content
- Diversity on the group’s channels has changed significantly
in one year. More than 200 reports on the theme
broadcast on all channels in 2010.
- France Télévisions, partner of the 2011 Year of the Overseas Departments
» is involved with its chains of this event
giving a large place to ultramarine diversity
in program grids.
- France, which is now accessible nationally via
the DTT

Initiatives to be more consistent with the
diversity of French society

- Creation of a permanent office in Bobigny in December 2010
presenting the Seine-Saint-Denis in a more complete way,
highlighting the cultural, social and economic and sporting life of the
- Setting up of Creation Days to detect
talents and encourage new writings.
- Launching and setting up neighbourhood grants that give
the financial means to carry out their project and have
to help them acquire technical know-how, and
first introduction to television professions.
This dynamic must be further accentuated and the Standing Committee
of diversity formulated at the delivery of the report several
recommendations and priorities for the coming year:

Three recommendations:

Creation of a directory for information
The appointment of a Social Ombudsman
Strengthening the diversity clause

Four priorities:
- Increase the number of journalists, facilitators and collaborators
- Improve the handling of diversity in information.
- Better manage on-air conversations.
- Communicate more about diversity actions
both internally and externally.

This momentum will be reinforced by the first registration in the
contract of objectives and means of France Télévisions of commitments of
the company for the promotion of diversity in its programs.