Olivier Schramek has been named the new president of media French regulator the CSA by president François Hollande. He will replace the outgoing chief Michel Boyon.
Schramek was chief of staff to Lionel Jospin when he became prime minister in 1997. The French government has denied any insinuation that the appointment of Schramek was a partisan political one.
Sylvie Pierre-Brossolette, deputy editorial director of Le Point magazine and France 3 journalist Memona Hintermann-Affejee have also been named as new CSA members.