A tireless worker, a journalist with a sharp pen and a man of radio with an exemplary career, Roland Faure left his mark on the world of media with his pioneering insights.

For those who have dedicated their lives to information and dissemination, the adventure begins at the age of 21, in the newspaper’s columns Southern France in Marseille after studying law in Aix-en-Provence.

His fresh perspective on current affairs was quickly appreciated as much by his readers who eagerly awaited his papers as by his peers who decided to award him, at the age of only 24, the prize for the best young journalist in France in 1950.

Dreaming of being international, he was appointed delegate of the Latin Press Association of Europe and America before founding in 1952 the French Journal of Brazil in Rio de Janeiro, where he then served as editor-in-chief.

Opening up to the world was the theme of his career until his appointment in 1996 as honorary president of the Mediterranean Centre for Audiovisual Communication, where he put his knowledge of the media sector at the service of cooperation between States.

From journalism, he had a concrete vision whose goal was a better understanding of the world and ourselves.

In 1954 the mythical newspaper L'Aurore opens its doors. It will remain there for 24 years climbing all the ranks. First an editor in the diplomatic service, he became chief of staff before becoming editor and then director for ten years between 1968 and 1978.

Fearing more than all boredom and repetition, he multiplies the projects and activities in which he always manages to innovate! We find him in turn director of the weekly All the news of Versailles for 14 years, attached to the office of the Minister of Public Works for one year or member of the council of Antenne 2 between 1975 and 1979.

Recognized for his outstanding professionalism as well as for his human qualities, he became Radio France’s news director before becoming its CEO between 1986 and 1989.

During his years at the head of public radio, he launched in 1987 with the journalist Jérôme Bellay the incredible adventure France Info, Europe’s first continuous news station that has since become the global media for all public broadcasters and the country’s first online news platform. He then joined the Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel when it was created in 1989, where he continued to work for the richness and pluralism of our radio landscape.

It is and will remain an essential reference point from which new generations of journalists will continue to draw inspiration for a long time to come.

I extend my deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.