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Photo of Daniel Finnan by Agata Wolanska

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Daniel Finnan is a broadcast journalist working for Radio France Internationale’s English service in Paris.

His work mainly concerns international news and politics, especially Africa  and France. He also covers arts, culture, economics, the environment, music, sports and technology. He has skills in multimedia production with a high level of expertise in audio editing, graphics, video and web technologies. His work has been heard on international radio stations, including American Public Media, Radio Netherlands and Deutsche Welle.

Before working as a journalist he spent time in commercial and community radio in the United Kingdom. He developed The Hillz FM community radio station and helped it to secure a full-time FM license.

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Written by Daniel Finnan

24 August 2011 at 10:00

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French press review 11 August 2010

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Many French newspapers led with football this morning, and the ongoing saga with the French national squad. As Le Parisien recounts, France play Norway in a friendly tonight – and it’s the first match since the fiasco of the World Cup.

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Written by Daniel Finnan

11 August 2010 at 09:29

Lightning Bolt strikes Paris

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 Usain Bolt at the Courir shop on Paris' Champs l'Elysees, 15 July

Usain Bolt at the Courir shop on Paris' Champs l'Elysees, 15 July

The fastest man in the world, Usain Bolt, ran in Paris this week. In his second race since returning from injury he beat Jamaican compatriot Asafa Powell in the 100 metres with a time of 9.84 seconds.

Ahead of the race Sports Insight caught up with Bolt at a special event launching his new sportswear collection to find out about his return from an Achilles tendon problem, his favourite football team and his DJing.

Radio Feature: Sports Insight

Radio France Internationale

Written by Daniel Finnan

18 July 2010 at 15:55

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Hip hop and points for losers: street football cup begins

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Street Football French Cup

Street Football French Cup

The street football French Cup kicked off this weekend at Bertrand Dauvin stadium in Paris. It brings together 16 teams from all four corners of France, all vying to be crowned French champions. The game has a different style to conventional football: hip hop music played throughout each short match, teams of five players, black cards instead of red and points for losers.

Radio Feature: Sports Insight

Radio France Internationale

Written by Daniel Finnan

30 May 2010 at 17:18