Voice of the Afghan woman: filmmaker Roya Sadat
02 March 2020 | 3:45 pm
For a generation, Roya Sadat has been a voice for Afghan women as one of the first female filmmakers to make her name after the fall of the Taliban in 2001. She has won plaudits at home and abroad.
11 Feb 2022
Ninety-eight-year-old Priscilla Sitieni is the oldest primary school pupil in grade six at a school in Kenya's Rift Valley. Sitieni wants to achieve the goal of a lifetime: to pass her exams and obtain her diploma.
23 Feb 2022
With his bright portraits of black icons overlaid with slogans of empowerment, Fred Ebami mixes pan-African sensibility with a pop-art lens. Raised in France, with Cameroonian roots, Ebami says his first muse was Jesus. He's gone on to explore the divisiveness of icons - from American rapper Kanye West to former DRC strongman Mobutu Sese Seko. He spoke to FRANCE 24 about feminism, his new graphic novel, and his desire to show the younger generation that anyone can have an impact.
25 May 2022
Over two thirds of young Colombians say their lives have got worse over the past year, which saw a fierce crackdown on anti-government protests in a country still recovering from five decades of conflict. Six years after the peace deal with the FARC rebels, many young people are backing the former mayor of Bogota, Gustavo Petro, in the May 29 presidential election. If he wins, Petro would become Colombia's first-ever leftist leader. In this special edition of Inside the Americas, we meet several young Colombians who are hoping for change.
28 Jul 2022
The pandemic and a weak economic recovery have pushed back progress on closing the gender gap around the world. Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, says that issues including family care policies, an increasingly digital economy, and ongoing struggles in certain industries have all been setbacks for women. The WEF Global Gender Gap Report 2022 now projects it will take 132 years to reach gender parity.
9 Sep 2022
Germany wants Ukrainian refugees to be integrated into its labor market swiftly. But the experience of previous generations of migrants and their children shows climbing the economic ladder isn’t always easy for those with an immigrant background.
7 Nov 2022
A weekly news show produced with photos, videos and personal accounts from France 24 Observers around the world - all checked by our staff here in Paris.
27 Nov 2022
Prosecutors in the German city of Dresden have said they are investigating climate activists accused of damaging property at an art gallery.
6 Dec 2022
As Germany's prominent feminist turns 80, a look at how her work impacted women's rights, and how young feminists are pursuing the fight.
In November 2022, thousands of young Chinese people took to the streets to protest repeated Covid-19 lockdowns, constant PCR tests and to demand greater freedom. The movement was stifled in a few days and authorities abandoned their strict zero-Covid policy. But if China's youth took the risk to voice their anger, it's because their frustration goes well beyond Covid rules. FRANCE 24's Lou Kisiela, Antoine Morel and Yan Chen report.
Climate activists covering the "Basic Law 49" artwork with black paint had priorly led to outrage from the public.
For the first time in Sweden's political history, the right-wing coalition struck a cooperation agreement with the far-right Sweden Democrats in October 2022 in order to secure a slim parliamentary majority. This allowed Ulf Kristersson, leader of the Moderate Party, to be elected prime minister by a narrow margin.
We look at the media reaction to Jerry Springer's death, as one newspaper describes him as "TV's master of trash". In other news: BBC Chairman Richard Sharp's job could be on the line, as an investigation into his appointment is due to be published this Friday. Also, young girls in India are dreaming of becoming cricket's next big superstar. Finally, we bring you the story of Dillon Reeves, whose quick thinking saved the day in Michigan!
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The leader of Tibet’s exiled government accuses Chinese authorities of imposing monoculturalism on Tibetans, eradicating ethnic identities and suppressing political activities.
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Russia's Federal Security Service was behind "unsuccessful attempts to interfere in UK political processes," the British government says. UK officials summoned the Russian ambassador and sanctioned two Russian agents.
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Is the Spotify model a successful one? The streaming platform launched in 2008 is the leader in its field, on par with what radio and CDs used to represent in the sense that it's become the most convenient way for people to consume music and other audio content.
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A Taiwanese rock band denies lip-synching at a concert in China, an offence that could see it pay a fine or even be banned in the country. We speak to Beijing-based journalist Fabian Kretschmer.
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