We discussed earlier this week the politicisation of the Covid vaccines. How the jabs to stop the pandemic had become in many ways a geopolitical tool. The row between the EU and vaccine producer Astra Zeneca was gathering pace. And the EU is getting all protectionist. The effect of the Covid lockdown has been felt by everyone. But the effect on young people has taken up air time and column inches.
In France there is great concern over the mental health of students in higher education; and over the younger school pupils missing out on lessons and the social contact that shapes childhood and serves as a template for adult life.
France is in a state of collective questioning over the issue of incest in the wake of the book by Camille Kouchner detailing the sexual abuse of her twin brother during adolescence by their stepfather. He is a well known figure on the political and media circuit in Paris. What has shocked most people is that this horrific abuse may well have been an open secret in their circle. One in ten in France has experienced some kind of sex abuse or sexual harrassment within the family.
Egypt is marking the 10th anniversary of the revolution that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak. His 30 year hardline reign was brought down by ordinary people demonstrating under the slogan Bread, Freedom and Social Justice. Today, with poverty and corruption still rife and another hardline leader, many ask what happened…?
Produced by Alessandro Xenos, Juliette Laurain and Laura Burloux.