Saturday, July 16, 2016

Still Life with Robin: News from France

Nice - Photo by Narje (public domain via
Wikimedia Commons)
by Peggy Robin

My tip for the day is for anyone who is interested in more in-depth coverage of the news from France -- not just to follow the aftermath of the July 14 attack in Nice -- but on an ongoing basis. France 24 is a 24-hour news channel that brings you news from France and around the world from a French perspective. You don’t need cable or satellite TV to watch France 24 – it’s available live online at in English or in French at The English language programming is not just a translation of the French broadcast but has its own English-speaking anchors, reporters, cultural and sports segments, and more.

If you’d like to watch via your smartphone or tablet, go to and click on iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry, Nokia, or Site Mobile to download the appropriate app for your device.

If you have a cable or satellite dish TV, go to and enter you location and then find your provider to show France 24 channel on your TV, or use your on-screen channel guide to look up France 24.  

France 24 is not just a good source for a closer view of France but it also provides excellent coverage of the rest of Europe, as well as the Francophone countries of Africa, the Caribbean, and other parts of the world, often focusing on events and areas that hardly ever rate a mention in American news media. On France 24, America is not the center of the universe -- but when the channel does cover news in the US, it can be very revealing to see how we appear when seen from an ocean away.  

Still Life With Robin is posted on the Cleveland Park Listserv and on All Life Is Local on Saturdays

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