About Us

The English service at RFI

FMM headquarters at Issy-les-Moulineaux
FMM headquarters at Issy-les-Moulineaux Anthony Ravera

French international radio first broadcast in English on the shortwave Poste Colonial station in the early 1930s. English-language broadcasting from France then existed in different organisations before becoming part of RFI when it was created in 1975.


Today, RFI is part of the France Médias Monde (FMM) group with other overseas broadcasters like France 24 and Monte Carlo Doualiya (MCD) . RFI's English-language service has over 40 journalists and producers in its Paris office with a wide network of correspondents around the world.

The English service is just one of RFI's language services, we also broadcast in Kiswahili (from Dar es Salaam), Hausa (from Lagos), Spanish, Portugese, Arabic, Chinese and Russian. Radio France Internationale as a whole has over 1,000 employees, with a global network of 600 correspondents.

Our English-language programmes are available on our website for 24 hours after they go out. You can also subscribe to podcasts of different parts of the broadcast.

Information on our frequencies (FM, Shortwave, Internet, Mobile phone, Satellite) is available on our website. Shortwave reception reports are welcome by post or email.

Our postal address is: 80 rue Camille-Desmoulins, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux

Our email is english.service@rfi.fr and we're also on Facebook and Twitter.

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