Tugdual Denis has been appointed editorial director of Current Values (GOES) to replace Geoffroy Lejeune, dismissed following his layoff, announced on Monday June 19 the owner of the far-right weekly, the Valmonde group.
Until then deputy director of the magazine which supported Eric Zemmour in the presidential election of 2022, “Tugdual Denis will be responsible in particular for maintaining the continuity of the editorial line of GOESin fidelity to its history and its vocation: that of being a newspaper uming a conservative orientation, attached to the values of France, and free of any partisan ties.Valmonde said in a statement.
“I am fired from Current Values after twelve years of a unique adventure, including seven [à sa tête] »had previously announced Geoffroy Lejeune on Twitterpromising his supporters to find them “soon elsewhere”.
The 34-year-old journalist, who regularly appears on television sets, had been laid off as a precaution at the beginning of June and summoned on the 12th to a preliminary interview, a procedure motivated by a ” incident “ involving him, according to the management of Valmonde, who declined to comment on his dismissal on Monday.
“Strengthen the dimension of news magazine”
According to information from Worldthe incident in question took place on May 29, when Mr. Lejeune objected to Valmonde’s new president, Jean-Louis Valentin, attending an editorial meeting.
For its part, the specialized media La Lettre A had revealed on May 29 the decision of the owner of Valmonde, the Franco-Lebanese businessman Iskandar Safa, to appoint Mr. Valentin in place of Charles-Antoine Rougier, in post since fall. According to Letter A, Mr. Rougier had not distanced the magazine far enough from the far-right editorial line desired by Mr. Lejeune, when he was mandated by Mr. Safa for this task.
This fall, when Mr. Lejeune already seemed threatened, he launched a campaign to support the magazine on social networks, #JeSuisLàPourVA. “I lived, thanks to Geoffroy Lejeune, the most beautiful and intense years of my professional life”reacted on Twitter Tugdual Denis, who will also, according to Valmonde, “strengthen the dimension of information and investigative magazine” of the magazine and “to amplify” her “digital development”.
The World with AFP