Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Madagascar opposition file petition against new electoral laws

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Outrage online after five men cleared of gang rape in Spain

Read more

THE DEBATE

New form of anti-Semitism? Open French letter sparks controversy

Read more

THE POLITICAL BRIEF

Macron in Washington: After ‘bromance’, French leader tackles prickly issues

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

Is GDP the best way to measure an economy?

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

Trump rolls out red carpet for Macron

Read more

ENCORE!

Daniela Vega blazes a trail for transgender rights

Read more

FOCUS

Goma families terrorised by wave of child abductions

Read more

FRENCH CONNECTIONS

May in France: Lucky flowers and building bridges

Read more

THE DEBATE

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

Latest update : 2012-03-30

Toulouse, the fallout: A closer look at the shooter's background (part 2)

A week after the death of Mohamed Merah, a lot of questions still remain unanswered as to how he was able to go on a killing spree, whether he was helped, and what his relation with the French intelligence services was. François Picard and his panel discuss these issues and, more widely, whether it is possible to prevent this kind of tragedy. They also look at the impact on France's presidential race just three weeks ahead of the first round.

  • Clea CAULCUTT, RFI journalist;
  • Jean-Charles BRISARD, Consultant on Security and Terrorism issues;
  • James COHEN, Professor of Political Science, Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle;
  • Salah NEGM, News director, Al Jazeera English.

    Watch the first part

    Program produced and prepared by Christopher Davies, Anelise Borges and François Picard 

 

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2018-04-26 France

New form of anti-Semitism? Open French letter sparks controversy

Is France subject to a new form of anti-Semitism? The recent murder of an 85-year old Holocaust survivor by intruders who shouted "Allah Akbar" has now been followed by an open...

Read more

2018-04-25 Emmanuel Macron

Macron on Capitol Hill: Speech before Congress emphasises 'democratic values'

As Brexit nears, Emmanuel Macron is firmly establishing France as the nation worthy of the special relationship with Washington. We review Macron's Wednesday speech before the US...

Read more

2018-04-25 Donald Trump

Macron in Washington: Can he change Trump's foreign policy?

French President Emmanuel Macron is in Washington to discuss the Middle East, trade, and North Korea. Can his charm offensive confirm Trump to change his foreign policy? Our...

Read more

2018-04-23 Emmanuel Macron

Macron meets Trump: A state visit with discord on the horizon?

Macron meets Trump in Washington. The French president is the first to make a state visit there under the Trump administration. Some say it’s a symbol of the "bromance" betweent...

Read more

2018-04-19 Kurds

Turkey's rush to the polls: Erdogan calls snap election to cement his power

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced he's bringing forward the elections - his aim is to cement his hold on power. His ambition is to become an executive president. Erdogan's...

Read more