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Deja vu: The female editor of France’s leading newspaper is fired


Natalie Nougayrede, 46, last year in front of Le Lmonde’s offices. MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images

From our colleague Ishaan Tharoor at World Views:

It’s been a bad week for women in media on both sides of the pond. On the same day we learned of Jill Abramson’s forced departure from the New York Times, the leading French daily, Le Monde, announced the resignation of its own female editor-in-chief, Natalie Nougayrède, who had been in charge for just a year.

Following her resignation, Nougayrède issued a personal letter, published on Le Monde’s Web site. “I cannot accept being undermined as head of the paper,” she wrote. “I no longer have the means to run it with all the necessary peace and serenity that is required.”

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