Saturday, June 20, 2009

French government extends free newspaper subscription initiative

The French government is to give all 18 to 24-year-olds a free newspaper once a week for a year as part of 600 million euro bailout for the press. The concept was originally outlined in January, when the government announced its plan to offer French teenagers a year-long subscription to the newspaper of their choice, commencing on the day of their 18th birthday. The extension of the age range was announced yesterday at the Ministry of Culture meeting of the États généraux de la presse.

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