The de Gaulle Presidency and the Media

Statism and Public Communications

  • Jean K. Chalaby

Part of the French Politics, Society and Culture Series book series (FPSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. The Press

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jean K. Chalaby
      Pages 3-22
    3. Jean K. Chalaby
      Pages 23-68
    4. Jean K. Chalaby
      Pages 69-82
  3. The Broadcasting Media

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Jean K. Chalaby
      Pages 123-148
  4. De Gaulle and the Process of Public Communications

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 209-248

About this book


Is it true that de Gaulle kept journalists at a distance because he disliked the press? Or was the press really against him, as always claimed? How did he exploit his own charisma on radio and television? This book explores the relationship between de Gaulle and the media during his presidency. The author examines de Gaulle's communications strategy and broadcasting policy, comparing his approach to public communications with that of past French leaders and contemporary American presidents.

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean K. Chalaby
    • 1
  1. 1.City UniversityLondonUK

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