France has always been proud of its countryside. But as the Earth warms, farmers face a battle for water. Episode 5 of AFP's election podcast heads to the Marais Poitevin wetland
France has no place for religion in public life. It is the law and has been since 1905. Episode 4 of AFP's election podcast travels to the Grenoble Institute of Political Studies where a debate about how to talk about Islam sparked fierce reaction
What does it mean to be French in a country where a quarter of the population are either immigrants or have immigrant heritage? It is a question that seems to come up in every presidential campaign and inevitably leads to heated debate
One of the major themes in the 2022 French presidential election has been de-industrialisation. The car, metallurgy and textile industries have lost half of their workforce in the last 40 years and less is being manufactured on French territory
The sense of abandonment is strong in rural France which has witnessed a decline in public services. The 'Crossroads' podcast travels to the Ardennes, where many feel they have been cut adrift by Paris
He is Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken opponent but Alexei Navalny is now languishing in a Russian prison. What does the future hold for Russia and for its opposition?
In episode 4 of AFP's podcast series, we examine how Alexei Navalny’s dogged investigations into corruption made him Vladimir Putin’s most troublesome opponent.
Facing certain imprisonment, Alexei Navalny returns to Russia. AFP was with him on the plane, but who is this man some call a hero and others denounce as a nationalist or Western agent?