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.
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.
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.
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!
27 Nov 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
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 2021
The three kidnapped construction workers in Ondo state regained freedom from their abductor.
29 Apr 2021
Three kidnapped construction workers regain freedom in Ondo
18 Mar 2021
Media outlets and activists fear that new regulations give unchecked powers to the government to censor digital content and curb press freedom.