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Prostitution in France: Paying for sex just got a lot more expensive

FRENCH CONNECTIONS – Thurs. 14.04.16: Last week, French MPs passed a law that makes it illegal to pay for sex. Clients caught red-handed will be fined. Anti-prostitution groups applaud the new measure which recognises sex workers as victims, not criminals. But aid groups, doctors and the police are divided over the law. Meanwhile, many prostitutes say it won’t stamp out prostitution and violates their personal freedom.

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2018-06-07 Florence VILLEMINOT

No smoking: Is a major cultural change underway in France?

When you think about a stereotypical French person, you often imagine them with a glass of wine in one hand and a cigarette in the other - but how true is that cliché? The idea...

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2018-05-31 Sport

Game, set and match: France's love of Roland-Garros

This week we explore the ins and outs of the French Open, known as Roland-Garros here in France. The tennis tournament is one of the four Grand Slam tournaments in the calendar...

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2018-05-25 Florence VILLEMINOT

The French are so rude! Or is it just a misunderstanding?

FRANCE 24 brings you its brand new monthly show, French Connections Plus. In this first episode, Florence Villeminot and Genie Godula explore the ins and outs of French...

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2018-05-17 Florence VILLEMINOT

What’s left of the spirit of May 68?

This month, France is marking the 50th anniversary of May 68, a social and cultural revolution considered a major turning point in French society. Students and workers joined...

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2018-05-10 Florence VILLEMINOT

France's love affair with cinema

Over a hundred years after the first commercial film was screened in Paris, the movie business is booming. Compared to their European counterparts, French people are massive...

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