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The world and all its voices

About RFI

RFI is a French news and current affairs public radio station that broadcasts worldwide in French and in 13 other languages*. RFI is broadcast on 156 different FM frequencies, via medium and short wave relays, on 30 different satellite signals throughout the world and also on the internet and dedicated apps. RFI is also broadcast across the globe via more than 1400 partner radios.
(* French, English, Cambodian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Spanish, Hausa, Mandingo, Fulfulde, Kiswahili, Persian, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Vietnamese )

It draws on the expertise of its Paris-based editorial teams and unique global network of 400 correspondents to provide news bulletins and features offering listeners the means to better understand the world.

Some 40.8 million listeners around the world tune into RFI every week (measured in 33 of the 150 countries where broadcasts are heard), and its digital platforms attract an average of 16.4 million visits a month (2018 average) while 21.5 million followers stay connected via Facebook and Twitter (December 2018).

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Watch and listen to the world

France Médias Monde, the group in charge of French international broadcasting, comprises the news channels France 24 (in French, English, Arabic and Spanish), the international radio station RFI (in French and 13 other languages) and the Arabic-language radio station Monte Carlo Doualiya.

From Paris, France Médias Monde broadcasts to the world in 15 languages. Its journalists and correspondents offer viewers, listeners and Internet users comprehensive coverage of world events, with a focus on cultural diversity and contrasting viewpoints via news bulletins, reports, magazines and debates. 66 nationalities are represented among the group’s employees.

Every week, RFI, France 24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya attract 176 million contacts (45% in foreign languages) including 129,8 million viewers and listeners (measured in one third of the countries where France Médias Monde broadcasts), and 46,3 million users on digital environments (2018 average).

Those outlets have a combined 65 million followers on Facebook and Twitter (December 2018). France Médias Monde is the parent company of CFI, the French media cooperation agency and also a shareholder of the French-language general interest TV channel TV5MONDE.