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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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2015-08-28 migrants

'We need an American in every train compartment'

We look at how cartoons have been covering the migrant crisis. And, at a New York Times explainer on the difference between migrant and refugee. We also report on Alek...

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2015-08-27 Nicolas Sarkozy

From Sarkozy to Kim Kardashian: Staged celebrity photos

In tonight's MediaWatch, we take a look at criticism of the playback function on social media, this in the aftermath of the shooting death of two journalists in Virginia live on...

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2015-08-26 Journalism

Two US journalists killed live on air

A tragic shooting of two journalists live on local US television was one of the most commented stories this Wednesday on social media. We take a look at how the story evolved as...

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2015-08-26 immigration

Merkel booed by protesters over decision to welcome refugees

As Germany braces itself for a record intake of migrants and asylum seekers, Angela Merkel travelled to a refugee centre near Dresden that was the scene of weekend rioting by...

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2015-08-25 immigration

Migration semantics: Refugee vs. migrant

In tonight's MediaWatch, we look at the debate over the use of the word "migrant" to describe refugees seeking asylum in Europe. Also, a French minister seeks to raise his...

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