Hubert Beuve-Méry (5 January 1902 in
Paris – 6 August 1989 in
Fontainebleau) was a French journalist and newspaper editor. Before
the Second World War, he was associated with the
Vichy regime until
December 1942, when he joined the Resistance. In 1944, he founded Le
Monde at the behest of Charles de Gaulle. Following the liberation of
France, Beuve-Méry built
Le Monde from the ruins of Le Temps by using
its offices, printing presses, masthead and those staff members who
had not collaborated with the Germans.
He retired his editorship in 1969 but retained an office at the Le
Monde building until his death at age 87, at his home in
Fontainebleau, near Paris.
In 2000, he was named a
World Press Freedom Hero by the Vienna-based
International Press Institute.
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