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France and Lebanon

10 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 22 November 2012

Foreign correspondents with personal stories behind the news, presented by Pascale Harter.

It’s been 10 years since the French government shut the controversial Sangatte refugee camp near the port of Calais in France. It used to draw thousands of asylum seekers a year desperate to cross the short stretch of sea to Britain – as well as the people traffickers taking advantage of them. So with the camp shut, has the problem been solved? Emma Jane Kirby reports.

Also, a story from Beirut, where a tussle over the freedom to write what you want has been brought out into the open. Not in magazines and papers, but on the city’s walls. Lucy Knight takes a look.



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