Rebecca Rosman is a freelance journalist based in Paris. Her stories have sent her to Cuba, Nigeria, Senegal, Morocco, Israel and all over Europe. She is originally from Chicago.
In April, French President Emmanuel Macron ordered the closure of L’Ecole Nationale d’Administration, with plans to “to build something better.” But will its replacement be more of the same by a different name?
“The entire Jewish community is traumatized," said Abraham Nahoum, one of 20,000 protesters demanding justice for Sarah Halimi, 65, a retired doctor who was killed in 2017.
Arts, Culture & Media
In France, an antique collector has buried two halves of a key that will unlock a golden casket worth nearly $1 million. Find out how the “The Golden Treasure of the Entente Cordiale" treasure hunt hails back to the days of King Edward VII.
Health & Medicine
There are still a lot of misunderstandings about COVID-19 vaccines in France, said Brigitte Abel, who manages a call center for vaccine appointments.
France’s cultural spaces may be closed, but many artists are insisting that the show must go on.
The Sacred Nation
Academic Pierre-André Taguieff coined the term in the early 2000s to describe what he saw as a growing link between left-leaning academics and France’s Muslim community. But over time, it came to mean something more pejorative.
To boost the public’s confidence, the French government is putting power in the hands of everyday citizens in the form of a 35-person collective — selected at random — to help oversee the country’s vaccine rollout.
Several high-profile cases of sexual assault and child rape have bubbled to the surface in recent months. Each story has exposed a common denominator: a culture of silence and complicity in France that has let this kind of abuse continue for years — even decades.
To curb the spread of new, highly contagious coronavirus variants found in the UK, South Africa, and Brazil, France has implemented a 6 p.m.-to-6 a.m. curfew.
The Sacred Nation
As verdicts were announced in a trial centered around the January 2015 Paris terror attacks, Lassana Bathily — who was praised for saving about 15 people in a kosher supermarket — says he still struggles with the word hero: “I prefer the term good citizen. A good citizen who simply acted quickly in the moment.”