Helene Cixous: Iranian women and ‘the desire for freedom’
23 December 2022 | 2:37 pm
French feminist and author Helene Cixous speaks to DW about the courage shown by women protesting in Iran and what the movement means for the country.
27 Feb 2022
Clashes took place on the Champs-Elysées in Paris last Saturday as a "Freedom Convoy" entered the French capital. In that context, old videos dating from 2019 were shared on social media – we sift through some of those that went viral.
17 Feb 2022
The trucker-led protesters occupying the Canadian capital Ottawa show no sign of backing down, despite a newly invoked state of emergency that grants sweeping police powers to try to end the protest over Covid-19 rules. FRANCE 24's Peter O'Brien tells us more about the standoff.
18 Feb 2022
we take a closer look at the so-called Freedom Convoys, which have spread from Canada to New Zealand to Europe. Our guest is Ciaran O'Connor, an analyst with the Institute for Strategic Dialogue. He specialises in the use of open-source research to track and monitor disinformation and online extremism. "At home [in Canada] and abroad, there's been widespread support across the right-wing extremist spectrum for the Convoy," he told FRANCE 24.
20 Mar 2022
We look at reactions from the British papers after the release of two British citizens who had spent several years in an Iranian prison. Also, the papers react to Volodymyr Zelensky's speech to US Congress and Vladimir Putin's speech to lawmakers. Here in France, the prison beating of a Corsican nationalist hero and convicted murderer becomes a controversial election issue. Finally, we explore a new phenomenon: Goblin mode, or the art of being a happy slob!
21 Mar 2022
With war raging in Ukraine, it's not easy to know how to speak about fashion – if at all. The best answer is to face the paradox. Thanks to the French Federation for Haute Couture and Fashion, Ukrainian designer Lilia Litovskaya is now safe in Paris. At Balenciaga, Demna Gvasalia, who fled a Kremlin-backed civil war in Georgia in 1993, offers up a hostile backdrop for his collection. Labels Marine Serrre, Atlein, Benmoyal and Germanier, meanwhile, are championing freedom of expression with their eco-friendly offerings.
28 Mar 2022
US President Joe Biden's speech in Warsaw had strong words for Vladimir Putin, but even stronger words in support of a free world. DW's Bartosz Dudek writes that Biden may just have made history.
3 Apr 2022
Hydraulic fracturing is banned across most of Europe, but, as the EU turns to the US for an alternative gas supply, how much fracked fuel will slip in through the side door?
21 Apr 2022
Award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé is back with her soon-to-be-released fourth studio album, "Let's Say for Instance". She stopped by the FRANCE 24 studios to chat about making the record, as well as her move from a major to an indie label. The musician also tells us about filming one of her new videos in Paris, media coverage of her sexuality and taking part in a charity concert for Ukraine.
4 May 2022
Russia's ranking on the World Press Freedom Index has fallen again over the Kremlin's wartime censorship of the Ukraine conflict. From Myanmar to Mexico, journalists continue to risk their lives to deliver the news.
5 May 2022
Human Rights Watch accuses Russian private security forces invited into Central African Republic of killing civilians. We speak to the daughter of Rwandan opposition figure Paul Rusesabagina. The “Hotel Rwanda” hero's family has filed a $400 million lawsuit against Kigali over alleged kidnapping and torture. And our reporters look into the mixed press freedom rankings for Africa.
18 Jun 2022
Sexual violence is present whenever conflict erupts, according to the UN. Adolescent girls are particularly at risk. Survivors trudge on, though, amid a shocking increase in sexual crimes committed as weapons of war.
24 Jul 2022
The run-up to Sweden’s general election this autumn has seen the leader of a right-wing extremist party tour the country, burning copies of the Koran. Rasmus Paludan's actions have caused widespread riots across the country and calls for the burning of Islam's holy book to be banned in Sweden. But former asylum seekers from the Muslim world are among the voices trying to resist any change in Sweden's freedom of expression laws.
1 day ago
The bid to remove Boluarte comes amid violent protests following the ousting of former president Pedro Castillo.
1 day ago
Germany says Ukraine will receive promised Leopard 2 tanks by early April. Russia has meanwhile sent more missiles as it continues its brutal and illegal invasion. DW has the latest.
1 day ago
Thousands turn out to opposition-organised protests in South Africa to express deepening frustration over the country's power crisis. Also, in a rare trial of a former president, ex-Mauritanian leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz appears in court on corruption charges.
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With the demand for e-cars rising, Europe needs its own battery industry, and the ability to extract its own raw materials used to produce them. We visit one of Europe's largest nickel mines that's working to make the process more sustainable.
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The movie "Joyland" failed to make the Oscar nominations for best international feature film. But the first Pakistani film to be selected for the Cannes Film Festival is still making headlines. It tells the story of a married man who falls in love with a transgender erotic dancer.