France on alert after attacks: a case of collective hysteria?
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The end-of-year celebrations are taking place in a tense climate in France as a series of violent incidents have sown fear and confusion- with the authorities calling for calm and at the same time warning about a major terrorist threat from Islamist militants. This as the debate over freedom of speech has been revived by the decision of a media outlet to ban a controversial right-wing pundit because of his anti-Muslim opinions.
- Stefan de Vries, RTL4 Correspondent in Paris
- Mark DEEN, Journalist with Bloomberg News