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How to become a Cyborg

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Paris rediscovers Picasso

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Should freezing your eggs be a company benefit?

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Norway: Utoya massacre survivors still seeking answers

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Tunisia clashes: Police exchange fire with armed terrorists near capital

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Ukraine's crippled elections

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Manuel Valls and the 'art of putting one's foot in one's mouth'

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Why does Catalonia want to leave Spain?

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'Canada's Coverage of the Ottawa Shootings Put American Cable News to Shame'

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A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in newspapers, on news websites, blogs and social media. We also look at stories about how the media functions and how it's evolving in today's society. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.



Latest update : 2011-07-29

Sending Roma home does not work, says aid agency one year on

MEDIAWATCH Tues., 26/07/11: One year after Nicolas Sarkozy controversially vowed to expel Roma immigrants from France, an aid agency says the policy is a failure; a row about stealing vegetables - what's wrong with waste not want not?; why wild boars in Brittany are dropping dead; and Dominique Strauss-Kahn's musical fan.



2014-10-23 media

Media response to Ottawa shooting

We take a look at some reactions to the Ottawa shooting. Also, an iconic photo from the fall of the Berlin Wall featured a Frenchman called "Laurent", Rue89 has discovered. The...

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2014-10-20 sculpture

Provocative sculpture 'unplugged'

We take a look at buzz over the weekend about an art installation for the Paris Contemporary Art Fair that was vandalised because it looked liked a sex toy. The inflatable...

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2014-10-21 television

Armed clowns terrify the north of France

A bizarre story from the north of France has done the rounds of the world's media: armed clowns have been terrorising various towns. A youth was handed down a suspended sentence...

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2014-10-17 Michelle Obama

Might #BringBackOurGirls have worked?

With a potential breakthrough on the horizon for the release of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, we look at whether the online campaign #BringBackOurGirls may have helped. We...

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2014-10-16 Emmanuel Macron

'Ebola psychosis': Is the media partly to blame?

Fox News and other media have been accused of contributing to paranoia about an Ebola pandemic - we take a look at some of the criticism. Elsewhere, France's Economy Minister is...

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