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Mediapart is an independent French online investigative and opinion journal created in 2008 by Edwy Plenel, former editor-in-chief of Le Monde. Mediapart is published in French, English and Spanish.
Mediapart's income is solely derived from subscription fees; the website does not carry any advertising. In 2011, Mediapart made a profit for the first time, netting €500,000 from around 60,000 subscribers.
Mediapart consists of two main sections: the journal itself, Le Journal, run by professional journalists, and Le Club, a collaborative forum edited by its subscriber community. In 2011, Mediapart launched FrenchLeaks, a whistleblower website inspired by WikiLeaks.
Mediapart has played a central role in the revelation and investigation of at least three major French political scandals:
- The Bettencourt affair in 2010.
- The Sarkozy-Gaddafi case case in 2012. Mediapart made public two official Libyan documents suggesting the existence of a 50 millions € transfer from the Libyan regime to Sarkozy's 2007 presidential campaign
- The Cahuzac case in 2012. Mediapart made public an audio recording from 2000 compromising Jérome Cahuzac, then France's Minister for the Budget, in a fiscal fraud case.
- Former National Front candidate Jean-Claude Veillard's role in the payment of taxes to ISIS middlemen by Lafarge in 2013-2014.
- Kim Willsher, "How pioneering Mediapart has set the French news agenda", The Guardian, 16 March 2008.
- Plenel, Edwy (2018-03-06). "Mediapart a dix ans. Et dix ans, ça ne suffit pas!" (in French). Retrieved 2018-03-11.
- "Breaking down the paywall". Global Journalist. 22 September 2011. Archived from the original on 4 April 2016. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
- Smith, Sydney (12 March 2011). "New WikiLeaks Partner Launches FrenchLeaks, Canadian Man Launches QuebecLeaks". iMediaEthics. Art Science Research Laboratory. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- Cherubini, Federica (11 March 2011). "FrenchLeaks launches: a new whistle-blowing site from Mediapart". Editor's Weblog. World Association of Newspapers and New Publishers. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- Plenel, Edwy. "Mediapart a neuf ans : nos comptes, nos résultats". Club de Mediapart (in French). Retrieved 2018-03-03.
- Jacinto, Leela (6 July 2010). "How a start-up news site broke and rode the Bettencourt scandal". France 24. Retrieved 20 March 2012.
- Sayare, Scott (19 March 2013). "French Minister Steps Down in Swiss Bank Investigation". New York Times. Retrieved 29 June 2015.
- de Boni, Marc (May 3, 2017). "Un ex-candidat du FN impliqué dans les relations troubles entre Lafarge et Daech". Le Figaro. Retrieved May 4, 2017.