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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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2016-08-25 Burqa

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 1)

Identity politics have hit the beach this summer. After burkini bans in seaside resorts, France's highest administrative chamber is hearing arguments against the measures. But...

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2016-08-25 Burqa

France's Burkini Ban: Identity politics go to the beach (part 2)

Identity politics have hit the beach this summer. After burkini bans in seaside resorts, France's highest administrative chamber is hearing arguments against the measures. But...

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2016-08-24 Syria

Biden in Turkey: NATO allies at odds over Syria Kurds, exiled cleric (part 1)

When the Joe Biden landed in Ankara, it was the deputy mayor who went to greet him, a glaring protocol snub to express Turkey's displeasure over American refusal to extradite...

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2016-08-24 Fethullah Gulen

Biden in Turkey: NATO allies at odds over Syria Kurds, exiled cleric (part 2)

When the Joe Biden landed in Ankara, it was the deputy mayor who went to greet him, a glaring protocol snub to express Turkey's displeasure over American refusal to extradite...

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2016-08-23 Syria

Syria: What about the Kurds? Fighting on three fronts (part 1)

As the skies over Syria get yet more crowded, we may be witnessing another turning point in a conflict now in its sixth year. Turkish planes have been both Isis and Kurds inside...

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