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MEDIAWATCH

MEDIAWATCH

Latest update : 2012-01-18

A future where human beings are 'downgraded'

MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Mon. 16/1/2011: A French short film imagines a future where, as with the credit rating of countries, the "social utility" of human beings could be prescribed and downgraded. Also, French Defence Minister Gérard Longuet likens François Hollande to the captain of the stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship. Finally, today is "Blue Monday" according to some - is it really the grimmest day of the year, or just "churnalism"?

By James CREEDON

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2014-10-20 sculpture

Provocative sculpture "unplugged"

We take a look at buzz over the weekend about an art installation for the Paris Contemporary Art Fair that was vandalised because it looked liked a sex toy. The infalatable...

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2014-10-17 Michelle Obama

Might #BringBackOurGirls have worked?

With a potential breakthrough on the horizon for the release of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, we look at whether the online campaign #BringBackOurGirls may have helped. We...

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2014-10-16 Emmanuel Macron

'Ebola psychosis': Is the media partly to blame?

Fox News and other media have been accused of contributing to paranoia about an Ebola pandemic - we take a look at some of the criticism. Elsewhere, France's Economy Minister is...

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2014-10-15 Islamic veil

Former minister confronts woman wearing full Islamic veil

Nadine Morano, a minister under Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency, has spoken out on social media about an altercation she had with a woman wearing the full Islamic veil in public. We...

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2014-10-14 Ebola

Is Ebola coverage unbalanced?

We take a look at a political cartoon depicting unbalanced Ebola coverage - the drawing shows white victims of the disease getting more media attention than black victims.

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