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The France Bleu Isère studios destroyed by arson

Post by Lucas | TransistorFR » 28 Jan 2019 13:32

https://www.francebleu.fr/infos/faits-d ... 1548651211

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The team of France Bleu Isère is not able to accompagny its listeners this Monday morning like everyday. A fire destroyed a portion of the studios in Grenoble last night. Criminal origin is confirmed by the police authorities and the public prosecutor.

France Bleu Isère wakes you up every morning from 6:00AM. As of Monday 28th, it's not possible. Fortunately, nobody got hurt, but the damage are considerable and the staff is not able to access to the studios. It's impossible for the team to accompagny you, to inform you and to entertain you.

The fire happened around 2:30AM and there's no doubt about the origin, which is criminal. There were two simultaneous spot fires inside the studios and the front door was broken into. About 15 firefighters were mobilized.

"There is no doubt about the criminal origin of the fire", says the editor-in-chief of France Bleu Isère, Léopold Strajnic, this Monday morning. "The police made it clear to us. The criminal identity is now awaited, since an investigation was naturally opened. The whole ground floor of the building, the open space, with the animators and journalists offices, is partly destroyed. But it's mostly damage that's been caused throughout the electrical system. It's going to take a long time to get a precise diagnosis of the damage".

There was no targeted threat, says Léopold Strajnic. "The relationships that we had during the demonstrations, in the climate we are currently experiencing, were relatively healthy, so no threat, in any way whatsoever. It is too early to make assumptions", wishes to clarify the editor-in-chief.

The director of the France Bleu radio network, Jean-Emmanuel Casalta, brings "all his and France Bleu network team support to the France Bleu Isère team". He will visit the France Bleu Isère studios in the coming hours. "We are going to rehabilitate the France Bleu Isère studios as soon as possible", he said.

Guy Lagache, from Radio France, also reacted on France Info. "It is incomprehensible because the journalists and the radio station had not suffered any particular threats, especially in the crisis we experienced", he said. "A public service media was attacked last night, a media that is attached to freedom of expression and information", he regretted. "We must be extremely careful not to make a causal relationship between on the one hand a context of very strong violence against journalists and what happened last night to France Bleu Isère", he pointed out, however. "All options are possible."

Since this morning, France Bleu Pays de Savoie broadcasts weather and trafic news for the Isérois*. The France Bleu Isère programmes will resume this Monday from 5:00PM. The team will be welcomed in the regional office of France 3 in Grenoble.

*Isérois = People who live in the Isère departement
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Re: The France Bleu Isère studios destroyed by arson

Post by Lucas | TransistorFR » 28 Jan 2019 16:57

A video showing the studios is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owgGmXsnGJ8
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Re: The France Bleu Isère studios destroyed by arson

Post by Tim Bucknall » 30 Jan 2019 19:25

So are they relaying another station?
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Re: The France Bleu Isère studios destroyed by arson

Post by Lucas | TransistorFR » 01 Feb 2019 00:43

France Bleu Pays de Savoie was relayed on France Bleu Isère last Monday until 5:30PM. Since 5:30PM the team of France Bleu Isère has restarted to broadcast their regional program from the TV channel "France 3 Alpes" studios located in La Tronche, near Grenoble. The programs are, of course, impacted but they're doing their best to get back to normal programming.

The police investigation is still in progress.
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