Press Section : contacts and presentation
Ms Anne-Laure DESJONQUERES
First Counsellor, Head of the Press Section
Embassy of France in India
2/ 50 E Shantipath, Chankyapuri
New Delhi 110021
Tel : 91-11-4319 6100
Fax : 91-11-4319 6139
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The Press and Communication Office has three main functions:
- Media watch,
- Information and public diplomacy, and
- Media support.
The Press and Communication Office monitors the Indian media (newspapers and serious weeklies, television, radio, Internet sites and blogs), identifying the main issues, analysing coverage of them and noting trends and developments.
It reports to the Ambassador, the different Embassy departments in India and main decision-makers in Paris. Every day, it selects not-to-be-missed articles and provides an exhaustive collection of press clippings. There is also a weekly roundup of the written press. Ad hoc reports are sent to Paris on specific issues raised in the press.
Information and public diplomacy
It regularly briefs journalists and answers their questions on French government decisions on main national and foreign policy matters.
The Press and Communication Office has a regularly up-dated Internet site with postings of France’s main foreign policy statements and information on the different French government services in India, Indo-French cooperation and France in general. The Internet site is also a portal for France’s other official websites.
The Press and Communication Office answers, by telephone, email or letter, questions on France put by the general public and organizations. Questions of a more technical nature are often passed on to the appropriate Embassy services.
The Press and Communication Office supports Indian journalists wishing to secure interviews with French political VIPs and helps with the requisite organization. It can also assist French correspondents in India and journalists accompanying a French VIP.
When French VIPs come to India, the Press and Communication Office frequently organizes press conferences, briefings and interviews.