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Latest update : 2011-11-02

French weekly shocks with prophet Mohammed as 'guest editor'

MEDIAWATCH, Tues 1/11/2011: Remember when riots broke out in countries around the world after a Danish newspaper published satirical cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed? Well, French satirical weekly "Charlie Hebdo" has renamed itself "Sharia Hebdo" this week, with the prophet Mohammed as its "guest editor": a provocative move that has angered many.

By James CREEDON

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2015-05-21 Ireland

Ireland on the eve of gay marriage vote

Media Watch takes a look at the campaign for the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Ireland, on the eve of a referendum. Could the staunchly Catholic country become the first...

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2015-05-20 Israel

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MediaWatch looks at reaction to the Israeli government's U-turn over the segregation of Palestinian bus passengers. Just hours after announcing a pilot scheme to ban Palestinians...

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2015-05-19 Turkey

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MediaWatch takes a look at the shocking story of a Turkish TV talent show contestant, shot in the head at her home. It's feared the attack was an attempted "honour killing"....

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2015-05-18 Iraq

No longer Charlie Hebdo, but always Charlie

The fall of Ramadi to Islamic State militants prompts criticism of US policy in Iraq. Also, as "Carol" takes the Cannes Film Festival by storm, Cate Blanchett denies she has a...

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2015-05-15 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Boston bomber sentenced to death

Media Watch takes a look at the first reactions to the death sentence handed down to the Boston Marathon bomber, Djokhar Tsarnaev. A jury decided on the ultimate punishment for...

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