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Istanbul's suffering in the shadows?

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A live debate on the topic of the day, with four guests. From Monday to Thursday at 7.10 pm Paris time.

THE DEBATE

THE DEBATE

Latest update : 2011-01-13

Tunisia's Tipping Point?

Sparks fly as François Picard’s guests argue over the root causes of unprecedented social unrest in Tunisia. As Tunisia’s business model is put to the test by rising unemployment among skilled labourers, word gets out thanks to the internet, this in a country usually accused of keeping all dissent under wraps.

A debate with François Picard and guests:

Taoufik MATHLOUTHI, Tunisian political activist
Jean-Marie FARDEAU, Director of Human Rights Watch Paris
Lahcen ACHY, Senior economist at the Carnegie Middle East Center, Beirut (by satellite from Rabat, Morocco)
Lina BEN MHENNI, Tunisian blogger and Lecturer at Tunis University (by skype from Tunis, Tunisia)

Programme prepared by Yi Song, Pauline Heilmann and Jeanette Coombs

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2016-06-29 Islamic State (IS) group

Turkey targeted: Terror attack coincides with foreign policy pivot (part 2)

Once again, Turkey has been the target for blind terror. At least 42 people have been killed at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport in a carefully-staged attack blamed on the Islamic...

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2016-06-29 Turkey

Turkey targeted: Islamic State group blamed for Istanbul attack (part 1)

Once again, Turkey has been the target for blind terror. At least 42 people have been killed at Istanbul's Atatürk Airport in a carefully-staged attack blamed on the Islamic...

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2016-06-28 Brexit

The big breakup: The EU after Brexit

The continent is in a daze as European leaders meet in Brussels to discuss the terms of the British divorce. David Cameron meets his counterparts for two days of talks, however...

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2016-06-27 Brexit

Messy Divorce: EU, UK scramble after Brexit vote (part 1)

Now that Britain's voted out, what's the plan? Amid crisis talks and damage control, two schools of thought are emerging: the "cut the cord" crowd, who want to nip uncertainty in...

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2016-06-27 Brexit

Messy Divorce: EU, UK scramble after Brexit vote (part 2)

Now that Britain's voted out, what's the plan? Amid crisis talks and damage control, two schools of thought are emerging: the "cut the cord" crowd, who want to nip uncertainty in...

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