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27 Nov
In January 2017, an all-female orchestra from Afghanistan performed for world leaders at the World Economic Forum, a symbol of just how far the country had come since the dark days of the Taliban. Viola player Zarifa Adiba was just 18 years old when she led that orchestra in Switzerland. Her memoir, which has just been published in French, is an extraordinary account of how music offered her a chance to show herself, her family and the world what Afghan women are capable of. She joined us for Perspective and told us about her fears for Afghan women and girls, now that the Taliban are in charge once again.
27 Jul
Hundreds of Cuban Americans, political refugees and activists marched on the US capital Monday to protest against the Cuban government and its crackdown on anti-communist demonstrations earlier this month.
23 Jul
How has the situation for journalists changed in Tunisia in the decade since the revolution? Has the road to press freedom been entirely smooth? Our guests, including cartoonist Nidhal Ghariani, discuss how hard it would have been to draw or publish his cartoons before the revolution. We also discuss the digitalisation of the media as well as fake news and how to combat it. Join us for a special edition of The Debate in partnership with UNESCO, filmed among the ruins of Carthage, in Tunisia.
11 Jul
Very soon, digital fingerprinting will be mandatory in German ID cards. The question is: Will it make the cards more secure? Or is it an invasive threat to our freedom?
18 May
In this edition we speak to best-selling French author Marc Levy. In the last 25 years, he has sold more than 50 million books and his work has been translated into 49 languages. He's just come out with volume two of his novel "The Twilight of the Beasts", published in French. The author tells us more about this techno-thriller articulated around nine "grey hat" hackers who are fighting to preserve freedom. He also tells us why he's so critical of social media networks.
30 Apr
The three kidnapped construction workers in Ondo state regained freedom from their abductor.
29 Apr
Three kidnapped construction workers regain freedom in Ondo
18 Mar
Media outlets and activists fear that new regulations give unchecked powers to the government to censor digital content and curb press freedom.
24 Feb
Niger: 53 abducted passengers regain freedom after one week captivity
30 Jan
Ten years on, we are examining the revolution that changed Egypt. The Arab Spring swept through North Africa and the Middle East and with it some hardline leaders were swept aside. Today is the annual day of the police in Egypt, President Abel Fattah al Sissi presided over commemorations of the role of Egyptian lawenforcement. A role that many activists say was at best heavy-handed back in 2011, and has continued it the same way. The scene a decade ago was so very different.
5 Jan
Worries about wealth conservation and border closures in times of political unrest have set the trend for high-net-worth Nigerians to attain a second passport. With a second passport at hand, Nigerians can dramatically increase their personal and economic freedom. Industry trends show that having dual citizenship – or even multiple citizenships – is an essential step to internationalising life.
12 Dec 2020
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