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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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2018-01-23 France

#ChooseFrance campaign aims to show 'France is back'

Poaching bankers and financiers from Britain in light of Brexit is just one of the priorities of the #ChooseFrance campaign, which was showcased yesterday in Versailles with the...

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2018-01-22 mediawatch

'Social media influencing' under the spotlight

We take a look at a very public spat between a Dublin hotel and a social media influencer who sought to stay there for free.

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2018-01-19 gymnastics

Gymnast's fierce courtroom address

MediaWatch looks at reactions to the courtroom speech that saw an Olympic gymnast face her abuser, the team's doctor. Aly Raisman's impact statement also called out those who...

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2018-01-18 Brexit

Bye-EU Tapestry is not to all tastes

MediaWatch casts an eye over the inventive way the UK's The Sun newspaper marked the first visit of French President Emmanuel Macron. The detailed "Bye-EU tapestry" won both...

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2018-01-17 Poland

Poland protests for right to abort

MediaWatch takes a look at the latest protests in Poland aimed at preventing even tighter laws on abortion. People power worked in 2016, but the predominantly Catholic country...

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