Adeline Sire

Adeline Sire is a regular contributor to The World and She is currently based in France where she is reporting on terrorism, the migrants' crisis, French strikes and Brexit. When in the US, Adeline reports in the Boston area.

Adeline Sire is a French-American radio and print journalist who covers news, politics, arts and culture, and all things Francophone. She worked in The World’s newsroom for 13 years before heading to France where she’s reported on a range of issues, including terrorism, the migrant crisis, Brexit, and the rise of the far-right.Over the years, she has contributed to Here and Now, Living on Earth, Studio360 and the Takeaway, as well as radio outlets in France, Belgium and Canada.Adeline has a background in classical music. She shares her time between France and the United States.Recent radio features:France's unofficial far-right capital

Marion Maréchal stands behind a podium and speaks in front of a backdrop of a photo of the US capitol

Le Pen’s niece opens grad school to train new generation of French far-right leaders

Marion Maréchal — previously known as Marion Maréchal Le Pen — quit politics last year and dropped her famous last name, but she hasn’t dropped her focus on giving the far-right a boost. Maréchal’s latest endeavor has been to start a school aimed at training the ultra-conservative elite in France.

Kathy Kriger sitting at a bar next to a glass of wine

Kathy Kriger transformed an old, Moroccan ‘riad’ into a destination

Rows of greenish-brown soap sit on wooden racks

French demand for Syrian soap keeps an ancient art alive

dogs at sunset in the surf

The time of day when I used to think a dog could turn into a wolf

A crowd stands behind a metal gate. One holds a sign that says "Cantat assassin"

In France, #MeToo protests force a rock star who killed his girlfriend to give up tour

Women & Gender
france's soccer team in 1998

After France won the 1998 World Cup, French diversity was celebrated. But it was short-lived.


A new French documentary looks back at the 20 years since a victory that made all of France proud. In it, defender Lilian Thuram wonders: ”The French team was composed of players of different colors and different religions; can we also accept this in our society, outside of sports?”

A young man dressed in blue denim sits on a grey sofa near a large plant with a slight smile on his face.

Gaël Faye’s best-selling ‘Small Country’ grapples with history and identity

The rapper’s novel, not quite a memoir, was a bestseller in France. Now he’s bringing the story to English-speaking audiences.

It's still not the norm at restaurants in Paris to ask for a doggy bag. But the French government wants to change that.

The French may soon have to accept ‘le doggy bag’


In France, a restaurant meal is considered something to be experienced under the watchful eye of the chef. So there’s no tradition of taking home leftovers. But the French government would like to change that to reduce food waste.

Two young men crouch by a canal feeding swans with camping tents in the background.

In Paris, volunteers rally to feed and house young people who are migrating to France on their own


Many are sleeping rough in the streets while they await asylum decisions.

Homeless migrant teenagers meet twice a week in this public park in northern Paris for a hot meal brought by volunteers.

Unaccompanied minors in Paris face X-ray tests and other Kafkaesque hurdles to proving their age


When teenage migrants reach France and apply for asylum as unaccompanied minors, they often find that proving they’re under 18 is yet another challenge on their journey. Some end up living on the streets while trying to confirm their age.