Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

IN THE PAPERS

Better not get sick this Christmas!

Read more

#THE 51%

Are toys really us?

Read more

WEB NEWS

Connected toys are a must-have for Christmas

Read more

WEB NEWS

Web users react to Cuba and the US normalizing relations

Read more

REPORTERS

Argentina: The Kirchner era

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Tunisia presidential elections: Final day of campaigning ahead of Sunday's vote

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Holiday season: celebrating a secular Christmas

Read more

ENCORE!

Child brides, the people of Syria and New York’s homeless

Read more

FOCUS

Video: Pakistan in mourning after school massacre

Read more

Our Focus programme brings you exclusive reports from around the world. From Monday to Friday at 7.45 am Paris time.

FOCUS

FOCUS

Latest update : 2010-02-05

Safe injection rooms for drug users?

In France there's an ongoing debate whether it's time to open injection rooms also known as shooting galleries. Those in favour say it would reduce risks of fatal overdose as well as disease by providing drug-users a as a place to inject and a clean syringe. Critics fear it could encourage drug use as well as local crime around the injection rooms.

By Rabah ZANOUN , Patrick LOVETT , Kate WILLIAMS

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2014-12-19 Taliban

Video: Pakistan in mourning after school massacre

The Taliban-perpetrated massacre that claimed the lives of 132 school children in Peshawar on Tuesday has been condemned globally, while in the northern Pakistani city every home...

Read more

2014-12-18 Italy

Child migrants: no parents, no passports

Since January 2014 more than 165 000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean on treacherous vessels, to reach Europe, many fleeing war and persecution. An increasing number of...

Read more

2014-12-17 Central African Republic

Hunt for Joseph Kony and LRA militants continues

The Lord's Resistance Army is a rebel group infamous for its brutality. Driven out of Uganda nearly a decade ago, LRA militants are now scattered across the Democratic Republic...

Read more

2014-12-16 Denmark

Video: Denmark ‘rehabilitates’ returning jihadists

Denmark has taken a different approach to young Muslims returning to the country after waging jihad abroad. FRANCE 24's Malcolm Brabant reports.

Read more

2014-12-15 Japan

Is the fuel cell the future of the car industry?

In Japan, the world's first mass market fuel cell car has gone on sale. Toyota's Mirai, or "Future", recharges in less than five minutes, its electricity supply is produced on...

Read more