Subjects « bearing hope » : such is the recurrent theme in Aude’s work both at home and abroad. Her reports on The Emancipation of the Cairo ragmen ; Surgeons in Sierra Leone operating on child soldiers to conceal their war scars ; A mobile clinic doing its rounds in the Chernobyl contaminated Belarusian countryside ; The creation of a multi-ethnic radio in Kosovo ; A beauty workshop ( more ...)
In 2008, a groundbreaking city with a low carbon footprint emerged from the deserts of the United Arab Emirates. This urban laboratory, 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi, houses a university that is specialised in the research and development of the clean technologies of the future. .
The kingdom of Bhutan announced in 2012 its desire to live 100% from eco-agriculture. Having been through dark times of fertilisers, weed killers and pesticides from the petrochemical industry, the farmers have once again found under their hoes, a soil that is soft to till. Hemmed in between two (...)
The glaciers of the Himalayas are among those whose mass is decreasing the fastest because of global warming. The accelerated melting of the “Roof of the World” represents many dangers for the Nepalese. In the next five to ten years, more than 20 glacial lakes in the country will fill (...)
China is one of the countries where desertification has had the greatest impact. One-quarter of its area is already affected, and the desert is expanding by over 2,500 square kilometres per year. Longbaoshan is located in Hebei Province, just 38 kilometres northwest of the Beijing suburbs. It’s (...)
Lake Chad, the fourth-largest body of fresh water in Africa, is disappearing – and taking life along with it. Over the past 40 years, it has lost 90% of its area, shrinking from 25,000 square kilometres to just 2,500. Not long ago, the lake was bordered by four countries: Chad, Niger, Nigeria (...)
The prison inmates shun the huge mirrors around them. Their skin has turned the same shade of grey as the walls of the Women’s prison in Fresnes. Their eyes are shadowed from nights of sleeplessness. And their nails, previously yellowed by crack are now bitten down from the lack of it. On their (...)
Thanks to the Association “Les Blouses Roses” and to the colored and vivid imagination of Prada’s stylist Agatha Ruiz, life can be a little rosier when you’re in hospital or living in a retirement home. Founded in 1945 this association now has 3,000 volunteers throughout France. (...)
What remains of the movie industry in Palestine ? Rusty reels sprinkling a dusty ground. Posters watered down in the torn edges. A room emptied of its roars of laughter. Rustles and suffocated tears.
In this country on war, the disapperanec of the light ray from the screening cabin puts (...)
« Why go to Auschwitz?” “To illustrate what we learn at school” “Not to make the same mistakes” “To stand at the grave of Humanity”...
On Sunday 22nd October 2006 , 5.30pm, the Memory Train sets off. On board, 450 pupils from all over France. (...)
Since Sister Emmanuelle left Cairo in 1993, Sister Sara, an Egyptian and Coptic, has continued the work begun with her fellow and mentor. Thanks to financial aid given by the French group “Opération Orange” she has broadened the horizons of the “zabalines” (ragmen) which (...)
To offer a future to the street children of Calcutta, the association Ashalayam has opened twenty boarding schools and four night shelters. 550 children have now gone back to school or are currently learning a profession. They play cricket and rugby. They are learning to get up early again. They can (...)
Death walks the Belarusian earth. Insatiable and untouchable. It runs through fields, tainting furrows with its darkness. Sowing its deadly poison in milk and meat. Creeping into the most fragile insides. Stuffing itself with life. In spite of April 26th 1986, a large majority of the inhabitants of (...)
Suite 707. The Freedom Hotel. Pristina. Before the war a Serbian general made it his base. In summer 1998 when the Serbs capitulated to NATO, Bernard Kouchner stayed there when he was the special envoy for the United Nations in Kosovo. These days Suite 707 is home to Blue Sky Radio’s recording (...)