The shame of naming DSK's accuser

Viewers of France 24's English-language channel are privvy to many details about Dominique Strauss-Kahn's accuser. But there's one thing they won't hear on air: her name. Not so on our French channel, where the "naming" taboo doesn't exist.

The joke's on Syria

When a woman purporting to be Syria's ambassador in Paris resigned during a live phone interview with France 24 this week - drawing an angry denial from the actual ambassador - the channel's first impulse was to defend its journalistic integrity.