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'Age old cities' exhibition: 'It's part of our history that's been destroyed'

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French government calls for interim leadership to replace Ghosn at Renault

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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 : 2018-10-16

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 arrested for human rights violations, exactly 20 years ago. Pinochet was detained in the UK, the first time a former head of state had ever been arrested on the principle of universal jurisdiction. Although he died before facing trial, his arrest paved the way for other victim-propelled cases that Brody has handled.

Brody says no victim will ever give up trying to achieve justice when truly terrible things have happened to them or their family. "The passage of time does not heal that," he told FRANCE 24.

By Stuart NORVAL

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2018-11-20 Perspective

'Age old cities' exhibition: 'It's part of our history that's been destroyed'

Feel like wandering through the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria? Or ambling around Aleppo? Or why not visit Mosul's Al Nouri Mosque in Iraq? Ancient cities, badly destroyed in...

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2018-11-19 Perspective

'830,000 people are dying every year because of unsafe sanitation'

According to the UN, around 60% of the global population either have no toilet at home or don't have one that keeps water clean and disease-free. In some areas, even hospitals...

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2018-11-16 Perspective

Concerts Without Borders: Making classical music accessible

For decades, classical music has been seen as too highbrow; a genre that appeals more to the slipper-wearing generation than to hip young people. Bonnie Brown and Michelle Wood...

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2018-11-15 Perspective

'Photography is part of our daily lives and we want to reflect that'

Tucked away in Paris's Marais neighbourhood is a little gem dedicated to photography. La Maison Européenne de la Photographie has been drawing in crowds since it first opened its...

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2018-11-14 Perspective

Men's health in 'Movember': Raising awareness of male wellbeing

"Check your equipment regularly". That's the message from a worldwide campaign, also followed here in France, to encourage men to do more to look after their bodies. "Movember"...

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