Afghan female journalist now a refugee in Qatar appeals for help
04 September 2021 | 2:05 pm
Just days ago, Beheshta Arghand made history by becoming the first female Afghan journalist to interview a Taliban official live on television -- now she's a refugee overcome by emotion appealing for help.
17 May 2022
Israel's police chief has ordered a probe into the actions of officers at the funeral of reporter Shireen Abu Akleh in Jerusalem. Germany's top diplomat, Annalena Baerbock, said she was "deeply shocked" by the events.
A Russian war journalist's coverage borders on disinformation, and a video reveals abuse by the Koglweogo
16 May 2022
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29 May 2022
Egyptian influencers, especially women, have become the target of a crackdown by authorities. At least a dozen women have been prosecuted since 2020 for ''attacking family values''. Two of them, Haneen Hossam and Mawada al-Adham, were sentenced to three and six years in jail on charges of "attacking society's values" and "inciting human trafficking". Like many TikTokers, they made videos of themselves dancing and lip-synching to music. For more on the crackdown, we speak to Souleimene Benghazi, an Egypt and Tunisia campaigner at Amnesty International.
30 May 2022
As the first female coach to train a men's soccer team in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Salama Miruho Djasmine is regarded as a trailblazer, but she wears that status lightly, preferring to focus on the job at hand. Djasmine is head coach at Daring Club Virunga, one of the top teams in North Kivu province.
30 May 2022
7 Jun 2022
An estimated 6 million refugees have poured out of Ukraine as they flee Russia's invasion. Their welcome in central Europe has been generous and genuine. Now some hosts are also considering potential benefits.
8 Jun 2022
Rights groups say Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira had received threats before they went missing while reporting in a remote part of the Amazon near Brazil's border with Peru.
12 Jun 2022
For more than nine months, Afghan girls over the age of 11 have been prohibited from going to high school. The Taliban have not reneged on the ban they imposed on taking power last August, despite their initial promise to do so. In the western city of Herat, FRANCE 24's reporters followed one teacher who hopes that her former students will be able to continue their education. They also met a teacher who is defying the ban by giving clandestine lessons. Meanwhile, some fathers are trying to convince the authorities to reopen girls' schools for their daughters.
11 Jun 2022
The French daily Libération continues its investigation into pillaged artefacts. Papers are also making pleas to the Brazilian government to step up the search for a British journalist and a Brazilian indigenous activist who have both gone missing in the Amazon. Finally, from elderly driving to chasing a wheel of cheese, we see how two women are moving forward.
13 Jun 2022
Almost 10 months ago, Afghanistan fell into the hands of the Taliban. The hardline Islamists' return to power led to a mass exodus of the Afghan population, with the US taking in some 78,000 refugees. California received the largest number, followed by Texas, where some 10,500 Afghans are already calling the Lone Star State home. Texans are proud to welcome them, as our correspondents report.
19 Jun 2022
Career diplomat Choe Son Hui will represent North Korea on the international stage as Pyongyang pushes ahead with a series of sanctions-busting weapons tests and ignores US calls for talks.
17 Jun 2022
Brazilian rescue teams have found a backpack and clothes belonging to British journalist Dom Phillips and tribal expert Bruno Pereira respectively. Their mission to find the missing men continues.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Interior and Health Minister Aryeh Deri after a Supreme Court ruling said Deri could not serve in the Cabinet.
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The hydrogen pipeline will bring "green" gas from the Iberian Peninsula to the rest of Europe. France, Portugal, and Spain previously agreed to build the pipeline, which should be operational by 2030.
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In the United States, the electoral map is redrawn every 10 years in order to better reflect population changes. But often it's the party in charge in each state who oversees the remapping, giving them a chance to redraw districts to their advantage in future election outcomes. This practice is known as gerrymandering.
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has placed Nigeria at high risk of Lassa fever transmission. According to Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, the Director General for the centre, he says if the trajectory of increased cases continues, Nigeria may record its largest outbreak this year.
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A 14-point plan to improve transparency and close loopholes has been put forward by the head of the European Parliament in the wake of Qatargate, the bribery scandal that continues to rock the institution.
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China has just recorded its first population decline in 60 years. With the birthrate expected to fall further over the next decade, the consequences for Beijing's economic ambitions could be huge.