French journalist Edwy Plenel founder and managing editor of French online newspaper Mediapart. He will testify tomorrow at a French parliamentary commission into the Jérôme Cahuzac affair, in which Mediapart revealed that the socialist minister of the budget had stashed at least €600,000 in Switzerland and Singapore, was about “the struggle of the little media David against all the Goliaths”. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

Depending on how you feel about him – and opinions are divided – Edwy Plenel has the looks and aura of Joseph Stalin or Charlie Chaplin. (...)