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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"?




2018-05-18 royal wedding

Royal wedding: Pomp & controversy

On the eve of the royal wedding, the eyes of the globe are on the UK town of Windsor. While some businesses are capitalising on the country's biggest event of the year,...

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2018-05-17 racism

Racism revelations from New York to Paris

MediaWatch takes a look at a viral video that shows brazen, aggressive racism from a fan of Donald Trump. A New York lawyer was filmed "flipping out" over Spanish being spoken by...

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2018-05-16 France

France and the age of consent

France has downgraded its attempt to crack down on sexual crimes against children. The government has stopped short of introducing an age of consent in its new bill, meaning sex...

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2018-05-14 Israel

'Violent contrast' in images from Jerusalem, Gaza border

Many media and social media users have commented on the marked contrast between Monday's reception at the US embassy in Jerusalem and the violent clashes at the Gaza border, with...

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2018-05-11 France

The inspiration for France's Eurovision song

The Eurovision Song Contest is just around the corner. France's entry is being tipped as one of the favourites. But not everyone likes the true tale of a migrant baby born at...

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