MOSCOW, October 1. / TASS /. The TASS news agency is expanding the range of its products for its foreign audience and is launching a French-language news feed – TASS French News Service. It will publish up-to-date information on the most important events in Russia and around the world in real time.
TASS French News Service subscribers will have access to key information on foreign and domestic policy, security, military and technical potential, civil society and the financial situation in Russia. The agency will cover major international projects in French with the participation of Russia in the fields of energy, space exploration, science and culture.
“Ensuring Russia’s media presence in its interests around the world is one of TASS’s key objectives. In this context, the launch of the French-speaking press wire is rather coherent and logical for us. There are nearly 300 million Francophones in the world and Francophone States constitute an important and very important part of the global information space, ”said TASS Director General Sergey Mikhailov, noting that it is important for the news agency to provide information about Russia to the target audience around the world without any intermediary.
“We want the foreign public to have a more complete and impartial view of events in Russia, which can help them understand what Moscow is looking for in its foreign policy, what life our citizens live and what interests them,” a- he declared.
According to Mikhailov, Russia wants to develop trusting relations between nations and expand interstate cooperation. “And I hope our work will help solve these strategically important tasks,” said the CEO of TASS.
“The emergence of a French-speaking newsfeed in the TASS product line responds to today’s demands,” said Mikhail Petrov, Deputy Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of TASS. “We want to speak the same language with our readers, to be closer to our audience in any corner of the world, providing reliable and relevant information in the most convenient format. “I am sure that this press wire will allow those who speak French to know more about the developments in Russia and in the world, and will become a new source of sought-after information”, he underlined.
The French-language newswire will provide nearly 150 daily posts: timely news, previews, factboxes, and highlights of the day’s highlights. Particular emphasis will be placed on Russia’s relations with the French-speaking countries and regions of Europe, Africa, America and the Asia-Pacific region, as well as on local news from these countries and regions.
As of October 1, TASS French News Service will operate from 08:00 Moscow time (05:00 GMT) to 00:00 Moscow time (21:00 GMT). The news roundups will be published at 7:00 p.m. Moscow time (4:00 p.m. GMT), then the daily schedule will include morning roundups and press reviews, and the news service will begin operating 24 hours a day. to the French TASS news service is free through its updated high-end TASS news terminal (terminal.tass.ru) provided that the terms of the agreement on the use of TASS news content are met .