Fransisco Alves, president of the International Union of Newspapers and News Publishers (UIPNAP), said the search tool would be the “next big thing” in news aggregation.
“What we have seen in the news is that people want to find the right news, so we are really excited to launch this,” Alves said.
“With this new search tool, users will be able to find all the news and the links they need to know what is happening in the world, so they can take the next step in their career and get a deeper understanding of what is going on in the public sphere.”
Alves said the UIPNAPP had partnered with Google to develop the search engine to allow users to find French news.
“The UIPP has always been committed to open and transparent journalism and to open source information, so it was exciting to partner with Google on the launch of this new product,” he said.
“We hope the results will be useful to everyone, both journalists and non-journalists, as well as all interested parties in the French media and the French society.”
The UITNAP, a trade association representing more than 100,000 publishers and news agencies across the globe, said it was committed to promoting transparency in the information media.
“For journalists, the UITP is always ready to collaborate with companies to develop solutions that will make the news more accessible, more relevant and more transparent,” UITB President Jean-Luc Leko told AFP.
“And for journalists, we are always ready and willing to partner to support open sources of information and promote transparency.”