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The Annual Assembly unanimously elected Jean-Marc Dubois, Director of France3 Grand Est, France Televisions, the President of CIRCOM Regional. He is the National Coordinator for France. 

After the election Jean-Marc Dubois said: 

"It’s a great pleasure, it’s a great honour. We represent many, many millions of viewers on the linear and now also many users on the Internet. And that is a real challenge for all of us, to be on all these platforms. Times are difficult. But we are flexible, smaller than the big national TVs and we always find solutions. And I must say that CIRCOM is really operational. We are at the end of the COVID period. But something has changed in the way we are going to work together.” 

Noting that it is necessary to keep the good digital practices, Jean-Marc Dubois stressed the need to continue with the CIRCOM landmark events in presence.

“We have to meet again physically because we need to exchange, and we have so many challenges. So, I think we have a lot of things to do.”


Jyri Kataja Rahko250 2After three years on the helm Jyri Kataja-Rahko stepped down as President of CIRCOM Regional. He said: 

"I want to thank you all for these three years that I had the honour of serving as President. It has been quite a journey. I am very grateful and big thanks to all of you and your countries and people."

As his last year coincided with the COVID restrictions, Jyri Kataja-Rahko reflected also on the pandemic’s impact on the association: 

"It has been a challenging situation for us because we are used to meet somewhere, our people to talk together, we have great trainings. So, we had to rethink and I think we managed this situation very well. We have new ideas. And there is a new future and it’s interesting what kind of things the future will bring to the CIRCOM family”.

Jyri Kataja-Rahko stays with CIRCOM as a National Coordinator for Finland and a Member of the Executive Committee.