Sex tape scandal stops Macron’s pick for Paris mayor

France 24 reports on the retirement of Paris mayoral candidate, Benjamin Griveaux, after the release of a sex tape online: Benjamin Griveaux will not be standing in next month’s Paris mayoral election. Thre President’s chosen candidate has pulled out, condemning “ignoble attacks” against him, after a sex tape and other images were posted online.Opinion is … Read more Sex tape scandal stops Macron’s pick for Paris mayor

Golshifteh Farahani: An Iranian actress in exile

She’s worked with the likes of Ridley Scott, Jim Jarmusch and Asghar Farhadi, she was the first Iranian actress to star in a Hollywood film after the 1979 revolution and the first to appear in an Israeli movie. Golshifteh Farahani speaks to Eve Jackson about her new movie “Arab Blues” where she plays a psychoanalyst … Read more Golshifteh Farahani: An Iranian actress in exile

FEMEN leader Inna Shevchenko on her path to becoming a feminist activist

Born just months before Ukraine declared independence, Inna Shevchenko is now the leader of an international women’s protest movement called FEMEN, which protests against patriarchy, the sex industry, dictatorship and religion. This month she published an illustrated book on her childhood in Ukraine, entitled “My first name is Inna”, in which she explains where her activism … Read more FEMEN leader Inna Shevchenko on her path to becoming a feminist activist

Fascism in the Family | Al Jazeera Correspondent

The word Fascism is often used to describe the extreme nationalist and anti-immigrant sentiments that seem to be on the rise across the world. But what are the similarities between today’s far-right movements and the brutal ideology that was born in Italy a century ago? In this film, Italian-born journalist and Al Jazeera senior presenter, … Read more Fascism in the Family | Al Jazeera Correspondent

Thousands rally in The Gambia for ex-leader Yahya Jammeh’s return

Thousands of supporters of the Gambia’s former leader Yahya Jammeh have demonstrated in the capital Banjul, demanding his return. Jammeh ruled The Gambia for 22 years, during which human rights organisations accused him of repressing and torturing his opponents. Since losing the presidential election to current leader Adama Barrow in 2016, he has been living … Read more Thousands rally in The Gambia for ex-leader Yahya Jammeh’s return

Ventotene: An Island

Imagine a tiny island in the middle of nowhere, a haven of peace and uncontaminated nature – Mediterranean vegetation in endless shades of green, yellow broom, agave, aloe and fields of lentils growing wild, surrounded by a deep turquoise blue sea. The only sound to be heard is the crying of the seagulls and the … Read more Ventotene: An Island