Rue89 is a French website created by former journalists from Libération. It was officially launched on 6 May 2007, on the day of the second round of the French presidential election. Its news editor is Pascal Riché, former Op-ed editor of Libération, and its chief editor and president of the society Rue 89 is Pierre Haski, former deputy editor of Libération … (rue89 on en.wikipedia 1/2 /no wikipedia-article on Rue89 in french).
Libération on fr.wikipedia.
Rue89 on en.wikipedia 2/2: … Rue89 was co-founded by Pierre Haski, Pascal Riché, Arnaud Aubron, Michel Lévy-Provençal, and Laurent Mauriac.
Libération, which had been bought back by Édouard de Rothschild, was then in the turmoil of a crisis, which included a plan of downsizing and the voluntary resignation of a number of its long-standing employees. As soon as 14 May 2007, Rue 89 published its first scoop, taken up by the rest of the French press, which concerned the censorship of an article which was to be published by the Journal du dimanche, owned by Arnaud Lagardère, who is close to Sarkozy. The suppressed article spoke about the abstention of Cécilia Sarkozy, the wife of the new President Nicolas Sarkozy, at the second round of the Presidential election … (full text on en.wikipedia).
In English: Stephen Brook, WAN 2008: French news site triumphs against print media, June 4, 2008, The Guardian blogs.