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Protest outside Tunisian embassy in Paris after shooting of opposition leader Chokri Belaid

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The shooting of Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid on Wednesday sparked protests in Paris, as well as across Tunisia itself. Around 200 demonstrators gathered near the Tunisian embassy in the French capital, shouting slogans and carrying placards reading, “in Tunisia, the Islamists kill”.

Radio France Internationale

Written by Daniel Finnan

6 February 2013 at 20:16

Eritreans protest outside Paris embassy

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A group of Eritean political refugees protested outside Eritrea’s Paris embassy on Friday in a demonstration against President Isaias Afewerki. There have been similar demonstrations at Eritrea embassies in other European capitals in recent days, including London and Rome. This comes following a recently reported army mutiny in the Eritrean capital Asmara, when some 200 Eritrean soldiers briefly occupied the country’s Information Ministry.

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Written by Daniel Finnan

1 February 2013 at 17:47

France Info – Mali et Algérie dans la presse européenne

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France InfoL’intervention française au Mali et la situation au Sahel ont réellement été le principal sujet d’actualité de la semaine selon les deux invités : Gero von RANDOW de l’hebdomadaire allemand “Die Zeït” et Daniel FINNAN, journaliste britannique à RFI (Radio France International).

La presse allemande a été critique sur la réaction du gouvernement de Mme Merkel ; il a affiché sa solidarité avec la France mais a passé plus de temps à expliquer qu’il ne pouvait agir plus loin. Les allemands ont-ils compris l’importance du Sahel ?

Réaction différente dans la presse britannique car comme la France, le Royaume-Uni a une longue histoire de guerres en Afrique. Londres apporte son soutien à la France.

Jeudi à Bruxelles, les 27 ministres des Affaires étrangères ont approuvé l’opération Serval, et certains ont annoncé un appui logistique. Tous sont tombés d’accord sur la nécessité d’envoyer vite des instructeurs européens pour la formation de l’armée malienne. Mais cela est-il suffisant ?

France Info

Written by Daniel Finnan

20 January 2013 at 08:50

Mitt, the Mormons, and a controversial temple in France

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An architectural rendering of what the Mormon temple will look like in Le Chesnay. Photo: Intellectual Reserve Inc

An architectural rendering of what the Mormon temple will look like in Le Chesnay. Photo: Intellectual Reserve Inc

As Mitt Romney continues to work toward his goal of replacing Barack Obama, one aspect of his past is achieving success after a long struggle — in France, not the US. French Mormons are preparing to break ground in construction of the country’s first temple, to be built in the leafy Paris suburb of Le Chesnay, right near the Palace of Versailles, one of the country’s major international tourism draws. The plan, though, is not without controversy.

Latitude News

Written by Daniel Finnan

5 May 2012 at 18:02

Watching the Detective

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Police ready for action at the Occupy France protest at La Défense, Paris

Police ready for action at the Occupy France protest at La Défense, Paris

From the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street, this year we’ve seen the huge role social media and mobile communications play in helping people share information, photos and videos of major events with the rest of the world. It’s a new and exciting wave of front line reporting, but it’s also been raising bigger questions about how we can judge whether we’re getting the full story. The French website Copwatch posts photos and detailed personal information about police officers, and as a result it’s been ordered down by law. But it keeps springing back up.

Report: Copwatch, CBC Spark

Written by Daniel Finnan

27 November 2011 at 10:00

Slideshow: France’s geeks power up at Paris Games Week

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People lined up to enter Paris Games Week

People lined up to enter Paris Games Week

This year’s Paris Games Week powers up on Friday with more than 150,000 gaming geeks expected to pass through the doors of the city’s Parc des expositions. French video game fans will get an exclusive look at the new Playstation Vita handheld console, as well as new titles including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Assassin’s Creed Revelations and Saint’s Row The Third.

Slideshow: Radio France Internationale

Written by Daniel Finnan

21 October 2011 at 13:23

Indignant protests in 82 countries target corporate greed, austerity

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Demonstrators angered by corporate greed and government austerity policies are demonstrating in 951 cities in 82 countries around the world as part of the United for Global Change movement. The protests, first proposed by a Portuguese youth movement, come as leaders of 20 countries meet in Paris to prepare for the G20 summit in Cannes on 3-4 November.

Slideshow – Radio France Internationale

Written by Daniel Finnan

15 October 2011 at 17:40

Commonwealth Sec Gen Sharma on G20, Africa and human rights

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Kamalesh Sharma, 2009. Photo: UNDP

Kamalesh Sharma, 2009. Photo: UNDP

Promoting the interests of Commonwealth countries was the primary focus of Commonwealth chief Kamalesh Sharma‘s meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday night, ahead of next week’s G20 finance ministers meeting.

Radio France Internationale

Interview: Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary General, Commonwealth

Sharma represents 54 countries across the world, including a number from Africa. The Commonwealth recently observed elections in Zambia and has a team in place for this weekend’s elections in Cameroon. However, there are some criticisms over the Commonwealth’s approach to holding countries accountable for their human rights record.

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Written by Daniel Finnan

5 October 2011 at 19:48

Paris protesters call for Syria’s al-Assad to go

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Demonstrators at the Place du Trocadero call for regime change in Syria, 11 June 2011. Photo: LA Bagnetto

Syrian demonstrators took to the streets of cities across the world on Saturday in protest against the Syrian regime. In downtown Montreal about 300 people gathered, chanting, “the people want an end to the regime”. While in Paris near the Eiffel tower activists were demanding for an end to corruption and tyranny.

Radio Report: Anti-Assad protests in Paris

Radio France Internationale

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Written by Daniel Finnan

12 June 2011 at 22:10

Tunisian blogger Slim Amamou calls for post-revolutionary new world order

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Amamou at L’engagement 2.0, Le Grand Salon de la Sorbonne, Paris

Tunisian blogger Slim Amamou was in Paris on Tuesday to debate the use of social networks during the Tunisian revolt, and the future of politics shaped by online activism. Amamou, the former Tunisian Secretary of State for Youth and Sport, joined four other bloggers who played a key role in the Tunisian revolution for a conference focused on the role technology played in the country’s uprising. The event, hosted by Jeannette Bougrab, the French Secretary of State for Youth and Community, comes as political parties in Tunisia and the country’s electoral commission debate over the timetable for elections. On Monday the Progressist Democratic Party and the Islamist Ennahda movement conceded a possible delay for the vote. Organisers of the ballot would like to see it moved to October.

Interview: Slim Amamou, Tunisian blogger

Radio France Internationale

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