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Author(s): HYMERS, John , PATTYN, Bart
Journal: Ethical Perspectives
Volume: 12 Issue: 3 Date: September 2005
France was the focal point of the world’s press for a couple of days. The youth of the suburbs were happy with such massive attention. Finally some account of them had been taken. The government reacted circumspectly, after the reaction to the remarks of Interior Minister Sarkozy. It feared enflaming passions, but at the same time it gave the resolute impression of restoring order. Meanwhile, the French suburbs no longer hit the front pages. The curfew seems to have worked. The press pays no attention to chronic problems. News is not news if it remains static. The next wave of violence is awaited.