Don't miss



#TECH 24

COP21: How technology fights climate change

Read more


Burkina Faso gears up for crunch presidential elections

Read more

#THE 51%

Standing up against violence

Read more


Cutting the cash flow: How governments are tackling terror financing

Read more


Thirteen years after Bali bombings, tourists return but painful memories remain

Read more


Journey to Antarctica, a continent under threat

Read more


Paris is a celebration: Hemingway’s memoir flies off the shelves

Read more


Retailers eager to cash in as Black Friday kicks off

Read more

An in-depth look at the political and social events shaping France. Every Friday at 5.45 pm Paris time.



Latest update : 2012-10-18

Police crack down on drug-money laundering

We look at why a deputy mayor of one of Paris’ districts is under investigation for alleged money laundering. Next, France's education minister sparks controversy after he calls for cannabis to be decriminalised. Finally, Parisians hit by the economic crisis head to the public baths for free showers.



2015-11-27 pollution

Going above and beyond to measure pollution

In this edition we're putting Paris under the microscope as we train our eye on an invisible threat: pollution. This as the French capital gears up to host the UN COP21 climate...

Read more

2015-11-20 Paris attacks

Paris terror attacks: In the wake of a national trauma

Shock, anger and dismay. Those are just some of the ways to describe the feeling here in the French capital, a city which has found itself the target of deadly terrorist attacks...

Read more

2015-11-13 media

Newspaper industry: What outlook for the French press?

This week, we examine the state of the French press, which like the print media in many other countries has seen circulation figures fall sharply. We look at how the main players...

Read more

2015-11-06 history

Fontainebleau: Home sweet home for King Francis I

This week, we take you to the castle of Fontainebleau, which was the favorite residence of King Francis I. It's a perfect setting for this edition of France in Focus, which marks...

Read more

2015-10-30 suburbs

2005 riots, ten years on

This week, France in Focus is dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the wave of unrest that shook the nation in 2005. We first take a look back at the event that sparked 21 days...

Read more