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Latest update : 2011-07-12

Does Google "suggest" Martine Aubry is an alcoholic?

MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Mon. 11/7/2011: 'Google Suggest' is under fire in Martine Aubry's campaign team. When the Socialist Party leader's name is typed into Google's search engine, "alcoholic" is suggested as the top search. Does this amplify rumours about Aubry in a way that discredits her ahead of next year's presidential election?

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2018-01-16 Emmanuel Macron

Calais: a no-man's land for migrants

MediaWatch looks at how the French president's stance on immigration is being viewed. Emmanuel Macron's visit to Calais has put the issue firmly in the spotlight. Some say he's...

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2018-01-17 Poland

Poland protests for right to abort

Media Watch takes a look at the latest protests in Poland aimed at preventing even tighter laws on abortion. People power worked in 2016, but the predominantly Catholic country...

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2018-01-15 #MeToo

#MeToo and mixed messages

MediaWatch takes a look at Catherine Deneuve's apology to victims of sexual assault, in the wake of last week's open letter defending men's right to pester women. She wants to...

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2018-01-12 Donald Trump

A storm in a sh*thole?

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to the latest vulgar comments allegedly made by the US president. Donald Trump has now denied referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African...

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2018-01-11 Emmanuel Macron

Controversy over magazine cover on Macron's toughening of immigration policy

French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur is being both pilloried and lauded for a striking cover showing the French president surrounded by barbed wire with the headline: "Welcome to...

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