Mathieu Guidère, professor of islamic studies, University of ToulouseThe so-called "Arab Spring", which started three years and half ago in Tunisia, brought about political systems. But the societal changes are also interesting to observe....
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2014
Jihad, art and incest: Cannes goes global and gets seriousThe second day of the Cannes Film Festival saw filmmakers from various corners of the map telling weighty stories of war, death and forbidden love. FRANCE 24’s film critic reports.
In The Papers
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
'Don't Give it to a Russian'INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Thurs. 27.03.14: There's still a lot of focus on tensions between Russia and the West over Crimea. But also: a sex strike in Ukraine, combat dolphins an...
Nazis and nymphomaniacs to take Berlin Film FestivalIn the grand scheme of major international film festivals, Berlin has always been a bit of a wild card.
VIDEO: A secret sex tour of ParisFor the third year running, the city of Paris is offering a special guided tour of the French capital’s naughty history, spanning 300 years of romps and excess and visiting such si...
'Nymphomaniac': Lars von Trier’s wildly uneven sex epicControversial Danish director Lars von Trier's two-part sex epic, "Nymphomaniac", is about to hit screens all over the world. FRANCE 24's film critic offers his...
Actress Gayet sues magazine over reported affair with HollandeFrench actress Julie Gayet (pictured) has filed a legal complaint against Closer magazine over its report on her alleged affair with French President François Hollande.
In The Papers
IN THE FRENCH PAPERS
All eyes on HollandeFRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 14.01.14: All eyes are on President François Hollande as he prepares to give his third official press conference. French papers say his main challenge will be...
Niche dating websites stir controversyThe love business is booming. There are now over 2,000 dating sites in France frequented by some 7 million people. But some of these platforms have been stirring up heated debate:...
French lower house votes to fine prostitutes’ clientsThe lower house of the French parliament, the National Assembly, has approved a law imposing a €1,500 fine on those caught paying for sexual services. The bill is expected to go be...
The Week In France
THE WEEK IN FRANCE
Prostitution debate: what do sex workers think of new bill?Changing the way France tackles prostitution: lawmakers start debating a bill that would see clients, not sex workers, punished. Next, some good news on the economic front: officia...
French MPs tighten laws on prostitutionIn France, the law currently states that prostitution is legal, although brothels, pimping and soliciting sex are not. But the National Assembly has just voted to introduce legisla...