Rima Abdul Malak

French government looking to VAT-financed pubcaster option

The French government could continue to finance public broadcasting from VAT as a long-term solution, according to culture minister Rima Abdul Malak, as reported by Le Monde. Malak, who replaced Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin in the culture portfolio last May under prime minister Elisabeth Borne, told the paper that using part of VAT revenues to finance public […]

Rima Abdul Malak becomes new French culture minister

Rima Abdul Malak has been appointed as the new French culture minister in the government of prime minister Elisabeth Borne. Malak, who replaces Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin in the post, was a surprise announcement. The Franco-Lebanese politician, whose parents fled Beirut for France with their children during the Lebanese civil war of 1975-90, has served as an […]