public places

Why public areas remain a place of torment for Moroccan women

International — Interview

In the summer of 2017 two videos showing sexual assaults on women in Morocco, one in Tangiers, the other in Casablanca, caused outrage in the North African country. Yet though the government has for years been promising a law to protect women, progress has been slow. Academic Safaa Monqid explains to Rachida El Azzouzi how women are still excluded from public areas in Morocco and the Arab world in general.

France ready to ban use of e-cigarettes in public places: report

France — Link

Press reports say the government is to table a bill that puts use of e-cigarettes on the same level as tobacco smoking.

France considers electronic cigarette ban in public places

France — Link

Medical experts insist that the increasingly popular e-cigarettes should be subject to the same restrictions as tobacco smoking.