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A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in the newspapers, on websites, blogs and social media. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2011-08-19

Can French police open fire on a crowd?

MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Thurs., 18/8/2011: We look at a persistent online rumour in France: can the police use live ammunition on demonstrations? Also, an initiative to allow workers gift their holidays to one another and finally, a French-Algerian man finds himself with no homeland.

By James CREEDON

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2017-12-14 Brexit

Tabloid rage over MPs' Brexit vote

MediaWatch looks at the latest twists in the UK's Brexit saga. Conservative MPs, who forced an embarrassing and important parliamentary loss on the PM, found themselves getting a...

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2017-12-12 climate change

Arnie sets green example in Paris

MediaWatch takes a look at who stole the show at the One Planet Summit in Paris. Arnold Schwarzenegger took to the streets of the French capital on a local Velib bike to promote...

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2017-12-11 Jerusalem

Trump's accusers say #MeToo... again

MediaWatch looks at the continuing repercussions of Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Netanyahu's bid to get the EU to follow suit has...

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2017-12-07 Senate (USA)

US Senator Franken bows out with bitterness

MediaWatch looks at the latest public figure to be brought down by the #MeToo movement. US Senator Al Franken has announced he will resign after seven women have accused him of...

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2017-12-06 Johnny Hallyday

Johnny Hallyday bids adieu

MediaWatch looks at reactions to the death of French rock legend, Johnny Hallyday. More than 100 million albums sold and a career spanning almost six decades, yet his success...

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