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Cults in France predict the end of the world in 2012

Today's look at some of the stories in the French media: we focus on the growing influence of cults in France as the Parliament publishes a report on the matter. Also: will cannabis be legalised in France? And the country's biggest TV channel, TF1, is to get rid of its reality TV shows.

By James CREEDON

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2014-04-22 media

Fascist finger-pointing

A French paper gets in hot water over racial profiling of crime, something that is illegal in France. Next to Femen protesters who accuse the National Front of fascism while the...

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2014-04-22 unemployment

Hollande carries the cross of unemployment

Le Monde’s cartoonist depicts the French President carrying a cross this Easter Monday as a symbol of the rising unemployment figures he has pledged to tackle. We also look at...

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2014-04-18 Socialist Party (France)

Presidential adviser resigns over 'shoe-shine scandal'

One of French President François Hollande's closest advisers resigns over a so-called "shoe-shine scandal" - we take a look at the details of an embarrassing story of excess and...

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2014-04-17 Freedom of the press

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The image that has dominated social media of today's Algerian election is ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika casting his vote in a wheelchair. Derision of the president on...

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2014-04-17 Freedom of the press

Algeria's media: a mixture of censorship and free speech

On the eve of Algeria's Presidential election, we take a look at the media landscape of the North Afrian country. Censorship is widely practised, in particular on television news...

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