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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 : 2018-10-04

Anak Tnk: Philippine NGO marks 20 years of helping Manila's street kids

Offering a helping hand to abandoned and abused children in the Philippine capital, the Anak Tnk (Tulay Ng Kabataan) foundation has rescued more than 50,000 kids from the streets, shantytowns and dumpsites of Manila. The NGO provides a safe haven to some of the city’s poorest kids, and this year is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

With 830,000 children living below the poverty line, many fall prey to drugs, gangs and violence, and survive by begging, stealing or selling sex. In this Perspective segment, the foundation’s Executive Director, Father Matthieu Dauchez, speaks to France 24’s Richelle Harrison Plesse about helping these kids escape a life on the streets and cross the bridge to a better future, despite increasing violence in the Philippines amid President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs.

>> On France24.com: The Philippines’ ruthless war on drugs

By Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

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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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