3 Mar 2014

New Caledonia paper journalists express distress

7:47 am on 3 March 2014

The journalists at New Caledonia's only daily newspaper have expressed their distress over what they describe as a catastrophic situation since the publication changed owners last year.

In a statement, they say the outfit lacks leadership and since July almost half the journalists have quit.

Last month, they signed a motion of defiamce against the editor, accusing him of being incompetent.

He has since quit as has his deputy.

The Nouvelles caledoniennes was founded in 1971 and was sold by the French Hersant [err-sa] Group to Noumea businesspeople last year.