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Latest update : 2011-12-02

A wave of support for Ai Weiwei

Artist and dissident Ai Weiwei is in hot water with Chinese authorities again. Having just appealed against a fine of 2.4 million dollars for tax evasion, he is now facing charges of pornography for a picture published two years ago. Ai is an outspoken critic of what many see as a general crackdown on dissent by Beijing in response to the Arab Spring. Our reporters Joris Zylberman and Henry Morton went to find out more.

By Joris ZYLBERMAN , Henry MORTON

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2016-02-10 France

A look at France's efforts to boost patriotism and social cohesion

The French government wants to boost patriotism and social cohesion among the young following the November terror attacks. It's part of a bid to counter radicalisation by...

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2016-02-08 Tunisia

The Arab Spring's unfulfilled promises

In January, Tunisia saw a week of protests as people voiced their anger over unemployment and corruption. The country is often held up as an example of one which survived the...

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2016-02-09 tourism

Morocco sees drop in tourist numbers

Unlike its neighbours, particularly Tunisia, Morocco has been spared terrorist attacks in recent years. The last one was five years ago. But tourist numbers are still down.

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2016-02-05 children

Transgender children: Embracing the transition process

A generation ago, only adults would go through the daunting, but often liberating, process of changing their gender. Today, a growing number of children and adolescents undergo...

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2016-02-04 Syria

Syrian refugees forced into statelessness

In Lebanon one in five people is now a Syrian refugee. The country closed its borders over a year ago, and the government has become more restrictive in issuing residence...

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