Christine Ockrent

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(journalist, deep state operative)
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BornApril 24, 1944
Brussels, Belgium
Alma materCollege Sévigné, Sciences Po, Cambridge University
ParentsRoger Ockrent
SpouseBernard Kouchner
Member ofCentre for European Reform, European Council on Foreign Relations, French-American Foundation/Young Leaders/1983, Saint-Simon Foundation
French journalist and editor, wife of fellow deep state operative Bernard Kouchner

Christine Ockrent is a Belgian journalist working in France Having spent her career in US media and in leading roles in French media, she became Director General of France Médias Monde including Radio France Internationale in 2008, but had to resign after it was discovered she spied on her coworkers.

She is a member of numerous deep state networks, including the Centre for European Reform, European Council on Foreign Relations, French-American Foundation, International Crisis Group, Institut Aspen France, Reporters Without Borders.

As leader of France Médias Monde she fired journalist Richard Labévière in a drive align the editorial line of the station to a on a pro-Israeli-American orientation.

She married fellow deep state operative Bernard Kouchner in 1982.


Christine Ockrent is the daughter of the Belgian diplomat Roger Ockrent, former chief of staff to Prime Minister Paul-Henri Spaak, then director of the Belgian administration for economic cooperation for the Marshall Plan, and Belgian Ambassador to the OECD.

She has a sister, Isabelle, born in 1950, who was the Autonomous Parisian Transportation Administration (RATP)'s communications director between 2008 and 2015[1].

In 1982 Christine Ockrent married Bernard Kouchner,[2] with whom she has a son, Alexandre, born on March 11, 1986, journalist and actor.

Early Life

Having moved to France after the appointment of her father to the OECD, Christine Ockrent followed the courses of the College Sévigné of Paris, then graduated from the Institute of political studies of Paris in 1965 (section international relations) and studied at Cambridge University[3].

After an internship at the Information Office of the European Economic Communities in 1965 and 1966, she embarked on a career as a journalist in the European News Documentary Unit of NBC News between 1967 and 1968. She collaborated on the famous CBS magazine, 60 Minutes between 1968 and 1976 as a director and journalist at the show's London office and was a correspondent for the same channel from 1976 to 1977[4].

She then worked as a journalist and director for the magazine Friday on FR3 and on the 20/20 program on ABC News[3]. For the French channel, she won an exclusive scoop in [[1979] by interviewing in his cell Amir Abbas Hoveida, former prime minister of the Shah of Iran, deposed during the Islamic Revolution. The orientation of the questions and the rigor of the tone adopted by Christine Ockrent arouse a lively controversy within the world of journalism, in view of the situation of the former Iranian leader, who was executed two days later.

"Queen Christine"

Back in France in 1980, she joined the editorial staff of Europe 1 and was entrusted with the responsibility of the program 8 heures. Then in October 1981, she was hired by the new president of Antenne 2, Pierre Desgraupes, who appointed her to present the 8 oçlock news alternately with Patrick Poivre d'Arvor, with the post of deputy editor-in-chief and then deputy editor-in-chief. She was then the first woman to regularly present an 8 pm television newscast in France and received the nickname "Queen Christine". She stayed there until June 1985 when she joined RTL as editor and columnist, then TF1 in May 1987 as deputy director.

On February 22, 1984 on Antenne 2, she participates in the program Vive la crisis!, where, according to Pierre Rimbert of Le Monde diplomatique , marks the beginning of the rise in France of neoliberal theses on the need for economic austerity[5].

From 1992, she joined France 3 to present political and information programs. At the same time, she heads the editorial staff of the weekly newspaper L'Express from 1994 To March 1996.[3].

During the next decades she presented numerous prime time news programs.

Deputy Director General of Audiovisual External of France

On February 20, 2008 she is named Deputy Director General of Audiovisual External of France (later renamed France Médias Monde). She also became general manager of France 24 and deputy general manager of Radio France Internationale, replacing Antoine Schwarz.

The following August, the dismissal of RFI journalist Richard Labévière, author of an interview with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was criticized as a "political dismissal"[6] and denounced by Labévière as a wish by Christine Ockrent to align the editorial line of the station to a pro-Israeli-American orientation[7].

In December 2010, the directors of the channel France 24 decided to no longer attend meetings in the presence of Christine Ockrent, who is entangled in an ongoing investigation where one of her close collaborators has spied on the AEF-leaders' computers. Two days later, 85% of the employees of France 24 voted a motion of no confidence against Ockrent.[8]

She announced in May 2011 that she was leaving her post at the AEF. From February 2013 she hosted the show Foreign Affairs, focused on geopolitics, on the radio station France Culture.

She has been a director of the Havas advertising group since August 2014[9].

In 2016, she published Clinton/Trump: Angry America. She explained in particular why Hillary Clinton would win[10].

Deep state connections

Christine Ockrent participates in the French deep state club Le Siècle. She also participated on several occasions in the meetings of the Bilderberg group (1984, 2007 and 2008), a closed circle of the international political and financial elite.

She is a member of the advisory committee of the think tank [[Center for European Reform, is an administrator of the foreign policy think tank Institut français des relations internationales and of the International Crisis Group[11] .

She was a member of the board of directors of the Institut Aspen France and of Reporters Without Borders.

During the 30th anniversary of the French-American Foundation she was a member of the honorary committee. She is also a program member of this foundation.

Committed to the European cause, she was one of five journalists with Caroline de Camaret, Quentin Dickinson , William Klossa and Jean Quatremer to part of the Honorary Committee for the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome.


Christine Ockrent has hired her services to private companies to run promotional events.[12][13][14]

On April 10, 2018, it was revealed that Christine Ockrent had moderated a debate between deputies of the Shoura, the parliament of Saudi Arabia, which was held at the CNAM in Paris on the occasion of the visit of the crown prince[15].

Fake news of Christine Ockrent’s death spread quickly among fans across the world in November 2017.

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Events Participated in

Bilderberg/198411 May 198413 May 1984Sweden
The 32nd Bilderberg, held in Sweden
Bilderberg/200731 May 20073 June 2007Turkey
The 55th Bilderberg meeting, held in Turkey
Bilderberg/20085 June 20088 June 2008US
The 56th Bilderberg, Chantilly, Virginia, 139 guests
WEF/Annual Meeting/200421 January 200425 January 2004Switzerland2068 billionaires, CEOs and their politicians and "civil society" leaders met under the slogan Partnering for Prosperity and Security. "We have the people who matter," said World Economic Forum Co-Chief Executive Officer José María Figueres.
WEF/Annual Meeting/200625 January 200629 January 2006SwitzerlandBoth former US president Bill Clinton and Bill Gates pushed for public-private partnerships. Only a few of the over 2000 participants are known.
WEF/Annual Meeting/201126 January 201130 January 2011Switzerland2229 guests in Davos, with the theme: "Shared Norms for the New Reality".
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