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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 : 2018-09-20

Historian Joan Scott: 'Hardline secularism is as bad as hardline Islam'

"Secularism has been used to justify the subordination of women" is the provocative argument at the heart of the latest book by acclaimed cultural historian, scholar and author Joan Scott. "Sex and Secularism" explores how the separation of the state from religious institutions has allowed gender inequality to flourish. Scott explains her groundbreaking theories - contentious subject matter given French secular pride - in today’s Perspective segment.

“Sex and Secularism” has recently been translated into French under the title “La Religion de la Laïcité”.

By Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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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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2018-10-16 Perspective

The dictator hunter: Reed Brody on bringing despots to justice

"It was a moment of effervescence in the human rights community". That's the view of Reed Brody, one of the lawyers involved when the former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet was...

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2018-10-15 Perspective

Walking tours of Paris: From Roman history to French chocolate

"Our customers are people who love Paris, they want to listen and they want to learn". That's the view of Peter Caine, the owner and founder of Paris Walks. It's a company which...

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