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Latest update : 2011-08-05

Who is Bernard Tapie?

MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Thurs 4/8/2011: Who exactly is Bernard Tapie? We look at the man at the centre of the controversy surrounding Christine Lagarde. Also, lawyers dig for more witnesses to testify against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and the last "pink triangle" passes away in France.

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2016-08-29 Islam

Weiner strikes again

Anthony Weiner is at the centre of another "sexting" scandal - we take a look at the online buzz. First though, Jean-Pierre Chevènement - the proposed head of a new "Foundation...

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2016-08-26 France

French court rules #burkini ban 'clearly illegal'

MediaWatch looks at the latest twist in the battle of the "burkini". France's highest court has ruled a beach ban is "clearly illegal". But many mayors are pledging not to back...

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2016-08-25 France

Should men also be 'liberated from oppressive beachwear'?

Buzzfeed asked this question in a particularly tongue in cheek manner. We bring you the latest buzz online surrounding the burkini ban. First up though, a video of a girl being...

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2016-08-24 integration

Burkini: the never-ending controversy

The top trending hashtag on Twitter for a time today was #WTFFrance as French social media users chimed in with foreigners who are concerned about the burkini ban in parts of...

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2016-08-23 Islamic veil

First burkinis, now veils

Burkinis are not illegal but in the current post-attack climate of fear in France, certain mayors have temporarily banned them out of a fear that such forms of dress could be...

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