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Risto Kupsala skrev den 2015-04-05 
09:48:
> 05.04.2015, 10:36, Kjell 
> Rehnström wrote:
>> Is there a rivalry between 
>> French and Arabic in former 
>> French colonies? And does that 
>> mean that English will/might 
>> squeeze in as a third 
>> alternative? Judging from what I 
>> observe in Swedish radio 
>> interviews, there seams to be an 
>> increasing number of people who 
>> can speak English. Some 40 years 
>> ago that was very unusual.
>
> That's partly true but you must 
> remember that often reporters 
> prefer to interview only those 
> people who speak English, because 
> the reporters themselves speak 
> English and not the local 
> language. The media shows only 
> very small part of the reality.
True. 40 years ago it was difficult 
to find anyone that journalists 
could interview in English!

Kjell R