Edwy Plenel announces that he will leave the management of “Mediapart” on March 14

“It’s normal, it’s an orderly handover

Edwy Plenel announces that he will leave the management of “Mediapart” on March 14

“It’s normal, it’s an orderly handover.” At 71, journalist Edwy Plenel announced on Monday February 12 on France Inter that he would be leaving the management of Mediapart, an investigative media outlet that he co-founded sixteen years ago, on March 14. “I will continue to write for “Mediapart”, I will continue to be present through my pen, but I will not be the legal manager, the boss of the company”, explained the current director of the publication, without revealing the name of his successor.

On March 16, 2023, Edwy Plenel had already raised the prospect of his withdrawal. “We are working on a coherent, supportive, caring transmission, so that we are in a position to be protective in the future. We are going to organize this, I have no ambition to hang on, this process is underway and it will succeed, without a doubt, in the coming year,” he explained at a press conference. .

“The miracle of “Mediapart” is that the team is essentially between 25 and 45 years old, I am 71. It is normal that it lives, independently of us,” he emphasizes today 'today.

From Cahuzac to

With his team, Edwy Plenel launched the Cahuzac affair at the end of 2012, named after the former socialist budget minister who was ousted after lying about his secret bank account held abroad. The online media has released numerous revelations about the movement

Edwy Plenel joined the newspaper Le Monde in 1980, before becoming head of its editorial team in 1995. In the 1980s, several cases involving the French presidency which he investigated - notably the attack by the French secret services against the Rainbow -Warrior, a Greenpeace ship which campaigned against French nuclear tests in Polynesia – had aroused the ire of President François Mitterrand.