In France, the Sarkozy government is proposing that children start learning English at age three. Good idea, say some French intellectuals, but why English? In Ireland, mandatory Irish learning in schools has become an election issue. In Tunisia, journalists are getting used to their new freedoms; some are clinging to the old ways. And Anglo-Middle Eastern singer Natacha Atlas is singing about free speech in Egypt and beyond.<img id="pri-insights" src="http://api.pri.org/insights/?story=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pri.org%2Fstories%2F... />

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