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'We heard there might be a civil war': May 68 seen from abroad

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U.S. mid-terms: Record number of women running and winning primaries

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Divided Ireland votes in abortion referendum

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GDPR: What it means for you and EU businesses

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Anti_Fashion is fashionable!

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'No woman has ever decided on a whim to get an abortion'

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The French are so rude! Or are they?

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Coming #hometovote to end the era of abortions abroad

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'The art of the fail'? Papers react to cancelled US-North Korea summit

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MEDIAWATCH

A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in the newspapers, on websites, blogs and social media. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-02-03

Social media: a new tool for testing public opinion

MEDIAWATCH, Tues. 1/2/2012: Several news websites are now using social media to determine the strength of candidates during election campaigns. How reliable are their methods though? We take a look at some examples. Meanwhile the old-fashioned opinion poll is still a popular feature in the media ahead of elections. It may be more tried and tested but it is not without its flaws.

By James CREEDON

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2018-05-24 Boris Johnson

UK foreign secretary victim of Russian prank phone call

We look at reactions to Donald Trump's cancellation of the upcoming US summit with North Korea, and the production of a commemorative coin that's no longer relevant. Plus: UK...

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2018-05-23 Mark Zuckerberg

Remembering Philip Roth

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg dominates coverage of the "Tech for Good" summit here in France. Some have accused the French president of cosying up to US tech firms at the expense...

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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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