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An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

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Latest update : 2011-11-25

Should women journalists be reporting from Tahrir Square?

The alleged sexual assault of Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy in Egypt makes a lot of front pages - as papers ask again if women reporters should even been covering the story. We're also talking about Syria, Morocco's elections, and whether we get the tabloid press we deserve.

The arrest and alleged sexual assault of journalist Mona Eltahawy by security forces in Cairo has made headlines around the world after she blogged it on Twitter - Le Monde reports a French TV journalist also suffered a sexual assault at the hands of protesters in Tahrir Square, as the debate starts again over whether women journalists should even be there.

The Guardian has an excellent photo-reportage from the besieged Syrian city of Homs - while a leading opposition activist tells the Independent he still thinks Assad can be persuaded to step down without further bloodshed.

The Guardian also asks if Morocco's elections can loosen the king's grip on the country, while a Moroccan blogger explains why he'll be boycotting the vote.

And as tabloid journalists come under fire at the Leveson inquiry, the Huffington Post asks if we get the press we deserve.

By Elena CASAS

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