Ophélie Meunier: this great decision taken by Emmanuel Macron to honor the journalist

According to a list published in Official newspaper Tuesday, June 21, 2022, many personalities from the world of culture and sport were named and promoted to the National Order of Merit. Among them, journalists like Laurence Haïm, specialist in the USA who worked for a time for Emmanuel Macron’s campaign in 2017, and Ophélie Meunier, presenter of Forbidden Zone on M6. A fine distinction made by Emmanuel Macron since it is the President of the Republic who decides on the decree. Journalist Nicolas Hénin, writer Fatou Diome, former president of Telerama (now head of the General Inspectorate of Finance) Catherine Sueur, OM player Dimitri Payet and figure skater Sarah Abitbol are among the personalities promoted to the rank of knight, as is Mathieu Vergne’s companion.

A news that comes at the right time for the one who has known the last few months complicated. The journalist was placed under police protection following a large number of death threats received after the broadcast of a Forbidden Zone report on the excesses of radical Islam. “In the end everything is fine“, she wanted to reassure our colleagues from Elle. “What I would like to say is that at all stages of this story, whether before, during, at the height of the matter, or today, when all that is behind me, by presenting this report, I am convinced that I have done my job. I never said to myself: I messed up. What happened is proof that journalism touches on sensitive subjects and that we need to explore them more than ever. Furthermore, I was touched by the support I received, publicly or privately. Many media came forward. I already knew it, but I realized even more that it happened to others before me and that it will happen again“, she explained.


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