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Nature under threat: Arresting pictures from Wildlife Photography Awards

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Protecting heritage land against mining companies

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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 : 2018-09-25

Photojournalist Reza: 'Children are now the best photographers'

World-renowned Iranian-born photojournalist Reza has been travelling the globe for over 35 years; not just recording it but also trying to make it better. Today he says the first image that comes to his mind when he thinks of our world is the widening division between rich and poor. With his photographs he wants to get people to focus on the human; on the beauty. He joined us for Perspective.

Working with populations living in conflict zones, Iranian-born photojournalist Reza says the camera can help them and tells us of one picture taken by a 12-year-old Syrian refugee living at a camp in Iraq that made him cry. It was of her frozen shoes - the reason she had been late for his class. "The reality is that children now are the best photographers," Reza told FRANCE 24, explaining that they see it as a tool to tell their stories.

"It’s not about selfies, [with] selfies you just look to yourself, which is the worst thing that could happen to humanity, instead of looking to others. Instead of trying to understand others", he added.

By Eve IRVINE

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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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2018-10-12 Perspective

Film director Jean-Pierre Bekolo weighs in on Cameroon's election

In today's Perspective we speak to award-winning film director Jean-Pierre Bekolo. The Cameroonian artist fears that if incumbent Paul Biya wins the presidential election there...

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2018-10-11 Perspective

Making it up as you go: How improv comedy is growing in popularity

In today's Perspective we speak to comedian and director Halyn Parizot of the improv comedy show Paris Secrets. She talks to us about the burgeoning scene in the French capital,...

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