MediaWatch is our take on the stories big and bizarre in newspapers, on news websites, blogs and on social media. We also look at stories about how the media functions and how it’s evolving in today’s society. Presented by James Creedon, tune in at 8.45 pm and 10.22 pm Paris time.
We take a look at web reactions to Roméo Langlois' release, as many in Colombia accuse him of being the FARC's communications officer for the foreign media. Parliamentary elections approach in France; we take a look at the headaches caused by problem candidates, and how their parties deal with it.
Euphoria in the France 24 newsroom as Romeo Langlois is released. His parents were here with us to share the moment. Online, tweets expressed relief that Langlois was in good health and filming his own release. In sharp contrast, the former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe tweeted that ‘journalistic curiosity is one thing, identifying with terrorism is another’
Cashing in on people's misery. That's the accusation against a travel company in Italy which Tweeted: "Afraid of the earthquake? Let things drop and run away to Santo Domingo". That led to a Twitter storm of protest and was judged a social marketing "epic fail". That's the focus for this edition of Media Watch, Tuesday 29th May 2012.
One of the candidates in the French general election campaign is comparing himself to James Bond, while another has been inspired by Avatar. Media Watch France this time looks at some of the worst campaign posters on French streets in the run-up to the June vote. That's the focus for this Monday 28th May, 2012.
No tweeting from the stadium: visitors to London 2012 will be forbidden from posting photos and videos on social media networks. The Olympic Committee has produced a guide on how to share the games online, while adhering to the rules. And a punch-up in the Ukrainian parliament; deputies come to blows over a controversial Russian language bill.