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Down syndrome in France: 'People are ready for inclusion, institutions must catch up'

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PERSPECTIVE

Every morning, FRANCE 24 speaks to a key business, social or cultural player, or a leading voice in the field of humanitarian action, sport or science. From Monday to Friday at 8.40 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-04-26

Access to books: ‘Libraries are at the very heart of what makes people free’

When you hear the word library, you might think of a stuffy old building filled with dusty and often irrelevant books. One association is trying to shake off that image by helping some of the world's poorest have access to books and, therefore, education. For over a decade, Libraries Without Borders has worked across the globe and its experts have come up with the concept of pop up Ideas Boxes that can be set up anywhere. We spoke to Jérémy Lachal, one of the co-founders of this NGO.

By Thomas WATERHOUSE

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2018-10-23 Perspective

Down syndrome in France: 'People are ready for inclusion, institutions must catch up'

France is noted as a world leader when it comes to education, with 23% of the budget earmarked for it. But it was only in 2005 that France changed its laws to make access to...

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2018-10-22 Perspective

Inside the mind of Bashar al-Assad: Author explores brutal dictatorship

He has traits of Latin American dictators, of leaders of former Eastern European regimes but he distinguishes himself through his unique propensity to violence. That's the...

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2018-10-19 Perspective

UK filmmaker on fate of unaccompanied minors in Calais

British filmmaker Sue Clayton's recent documentary "Calais Children: A Case to Answer" tracks unaccompanied minors at the infamous Jungle migrant camp in Calais. Clayton followed...

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2018-10-18 Perspective

Gay couple speak out on surrogacy: 'It's not about exploiting someone'

In this Perspective segment we're focusing on surrogacy. Our guests are David-Jean and Philippe Thareaut-Vigny, who became fathers to twin girls last year. Although a family...

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2018-10-17 Perspective

Protecting heritage land against mining companies

"The land is our identity, our heritage. The land is everything". That's the view of campaigner Nonhle Mbuthuma, who says she faces a life of constant intimidation and thanks God...

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