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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2011-11-24

'Every time the army fires a shot, the people become more determined'

Police violence in Egypt is the focus of today's press review - alongside what a national unity government might actually mean. We also look at Yemen and Bahrain, and why South African newspapers are up in arms over a censorship law.

The Guardian has a first person account of what it's like to be tear gassed in Tahrir Square - while the Daily Beast analyses why the police have turned so violent.

Al-Ahram looks at how a national unity government might be formed - and the Arabist has a handy chart to help you see where the parties stand.

The Washington Post compares Yemen and Bahrain - saying we shouldn't get too excited about change in either - while the National is more optimistic, saying Saleh's resignation could be a new dawn.

The Guardian calls South Africa's new security law - which newspapers there call censorship - a return to the days of apartheid.

And la Repubblica reveals the witness list for Silvio Berlusconi's underage sex trial - George Clooney, Cristiano Ronaldo and 33 glamour models.

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2015-04-30 Central African Republic

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