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From rape victim to accused: The Arab Spring and women's rights

How did a Tunisian woman allegedly raped by police officers suddenly find herself in the dock? The public prosecutor’s case against her for "public indecency" sparks outrage in the nation that triggered the Arab Spring. François Picard's panel worries about the future of women’s rights in Tunisia, Egypt and beyond.

  • Jalila HEDHLI-PEUGNET, President, 'Think Ahead for Tunisia';
  • Taoufik MATHLOUTHI, Tunisian political activist, Founder of Mecca Cola;
  • Eleanor BEARDSLEY, Journalist, NPR;
  • Bernice DUBOIS, Secretary General of the French coordination of the European Woman's Lobby (EWL);
  • Shaima EL-AIMY, Egyptian Revolutionary Activist.

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2017-07-20 Europe

Polish democracy under threat? EU warns Warsaw over judicial independence

Alarm bells are ringing across Europe as the balance of power changes in Poland. The lower house of parliament has passed a bill allowing the dismissal of Supreme Court justices,...

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2017-07-19 Americas

'Let it fail': Trump's hands-off approach to governing

Six months into his presidency, there's no denying Donald Trump has brought a very different way of governing to the White House. Like his reality TV shows, it's a drama that...

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2017-07-18 Asia-pacific

Tightening the screws: The two faces of Xi Jinping's China

He's already China's most powerful president in decades, so why does Xi Jinping seem to be tightening his grip even further? The strict measures include the treatment of Nobel...

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2017-07-17 Americas

Downward spiral: How to break Venezuela's impasse?

In Venezuela, the downward spiral seems unstoppable. On Sunday, the opposition organised a plebiscite, drawing a mass turnout and a resounding "no" to constitutional change....

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2017-07-13 Donald Trump

Trump in Paris: America's new place in the world

It's a two-day Parisian getaway that includes dinner and a show. After getting down to business at the Elysée Palace, Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron are off to dinner at a...

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