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07/01/2014 - France

Hollande backs ban on antisemitic Dieudonné shows

French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday endorsed government attempts to ban the performance by Dieudonné of his one-man show which has been widely condemned as antisemitic. ...
Arno Klarsfeld and his family have called for protests against the French comic
04/01/2014 - France

Nazi-hunting family calls for protests against French comic Dieudonné

A Nazi-hunting family has called on people to rise up against the controversial French comedian Dieudonné who has accrued large fines for fomenting hatred against Jews.

Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala
27/12/2013 - France

France to ban 'anti-Semitic' comedian

The French government intends to ban performances by comedian Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala, claiming he uses them to stir up anti-Semitism.
French Education Minister Vincent Peillon
24/12/2013 - France

France eases hijab ban on school trips

French mothers can wear Islamic headscarves when they accompany their children on school trips, France’s Council of State ruled on Monday.
Bruno Golnish (g.) et Marine Le Pen (d.), encadrant Jean-Marie Le Pen (c.), au Parlement européen, le 11 décembre 2013.
20/12/2013 - France

Jean-Marie Le Pen fined for dubbing Roma thieves

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of France's Front National (FN) has been fined 5,000 euros for accusing the Roma population of being habitual thieves.

UMP chief Jean-François Copé sees a danger to the French republic in some anti-racist proposals
14/12/2013 - France

French Socialists deny plan to scrap school headscarf ban in anti-racism row

France's Socialist government has denied claims that it is preparing to scrap the ban on Islamic headscarves in schools. Right-wing politicians claimed that the French republic was "in danger"

Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala
14/12/2013 - France

French comedian on trial for anti-Semitic video

French prosecutors on Friday called for comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala to pay 20,000 euros for failing to pay an earlier fine for anti-Semitic remarks in a video posted online or face ...
A popular Christmas tradition might point to a latent racism
05/12/2013 - African news explained

A popular Christmas tradition might point to a latent racism

Although the Dutch are once again celebrating the arrival of Saint Nicholas or Sinterklaas today, a controversy has been raging over the portrayal of his servant, Black Pete. Some in the Netherlands ...
Bob Dylan
03/12/2013 - France - Croatia - USA

Bob Dylan charged in France with incitement to hatred after Croat comment

Bob Dylan has been charged in France with incitement to hatred, after he was quoted comparing Croats with Nazis in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, a judicial source said on Monday.

Thousands march in Paris against racism
02/12/2013 - On-the-spot France

Thousands march in Paris against racism

In Paris over the weekend, thousands of people gathered in the Place de la Republique to take part in an anti-racism march.