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Latest update : 2011-09-28

'Sociopathic' trader suspected of being a prankster

MEDIAWATCH, Tues. 27/9/2011: A BBC interview with a London-based trader drew gasps Monday when Alessio Rastani suggested he had been eagerly awaiting the onset of another major recession. Online, there was speculation that Rastani was a pranskter, since his declarations were so extreme as to border on satire.

Correction: The Bhopal disaster was a chemical disaster, NOT an oil spill as I mistakenly said.

Greenpeace describes it as follows:

"On the night of December 2, 1984 a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India leaked methyl isocynate gas and other chemicals creating a dense toxic cloud over the region and killing more than 8,000 people in just the first few days."

By James CREEDON

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2017-08-18 Spain

'Siempre vida Barcelona'

Did the media show images that were too graphic of the Las Ramblas attack? We take a look at this and other questions in the media the day after the deadly attacks in Spain.

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2017-08-16 Donald Trump

Trump's 'unprecedented transgression'

Le Monde, along with other media around the world, is leading on Donald Trump's press conference on Tuesday where he appeared to "draw a moral equivalence between anti-racist...

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2017-08-15 Donald Trump

Are Trump's deleted retweets accidental or calculated?

Donald Trump seems to have attacked the media again by retweeting a meme showing a Trump-labeled train crashing into the CNN logo. The retweet was subsequently deleted. We ask...

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2017-08-10 Donald Trump

Kenya's #GitheriMan: A welcome distraction

Media Watch takes a look at the latest reactions to mounting tension between the US and North Korea. Plus, Kenyans have found a way to distract themselves from concerns over...

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2017-08-09 France

France's soldiers targeted again

Media Watch takes a look at the reactions to the latest attack on soldiers patrolling the streets of France. Many are questioning if "Opération Sentinelle" should continue. Plus,...

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