This Thursday, February 2, 2023, the Politico site reveals that a key face of BFM TV, Rachid M’Barki has been returned for “suspicions of interference”. The journalist would have broadcast content not validated by the channel.
It is an almost unprecedented situation that BFM TV is going through. According to the information revealed by our colleagues from Politico this Thursday, February 2, 2023, the channel has just withdrawn one of its key faces Rachid M’Barkiat the head of several programs of the group including Let the accused enterbut also the night diary, and it is precisely this emission which is concerned.
The site reveals that a internal investigation was carried out a few days ago, after an alert last January, on the journalist and that following the latter, he was withdrawn for “suspicions of interference” to foreign interest services.
Fantasy or reality?
“This journalist has been exempt from activity since the beginning of this investigation and for the entire time of this investigation. BFM is probably a victim in this case and we cannot tolerate any suspicion about the work of our entire editorial staff and our 300 journalists. assures Hervé Beroud, deputy general manager of Altice media, the parent company of BFMTV. During the program, he allegedly broadcast several times “unvalidated content“by the editor-in-chief.
Contacted by our colleagues from Parisian, Rachid M’Barki gave his version of the facts . “I am criticized for having given information on the air that did not go through the official validation circuits”. According to him, he only gave information that he described as interesting for the viewer such as a possible economic forum between Morocco and Spain in Dakhla, Western Sahara, but qualified as “fantasies” suspicions of interference. The internal investigation continues.