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French Journalists Threatened with Execution in Iraq

Kidnappers holding two French reporters hostage in Iraq are demanding the French government cancel a ban on the wearing of Muslim headscarves in French public schools. The kidnappers say if their demand isn't met by Tuesday evening, the hostages will be executed. NPR's Alex Chadwick speaks with Laurent Joffrinm, editor-in-chief of the French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur about French reaction to the kidnappers' demands.

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Alex Chadwick
For more than 30 years, Alex Chadwick has been bringing the world to NPR listeners as an NPR News producer, program host and currently senior correspondent. He's reported from every continent except Antarctica.