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#BringBackOurGirls - anger and a sense of déjà vu

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Italy helps integrate asylum seekers through training

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Boko Haram Kidnappings: Can Nigerian schoolgirls be protected?

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Brand Trump: Has the US president damaged his company's reputation?

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Oscars sneak peek: 'Call Me By Your Name', 'I, Tonya' and 'Darkest Hour'

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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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2018-02-22 Nigeria

#BringBackOurGirls - anger and a sense of déjà vu

There's anger, confusion and a sense of déjà vu over the latest mass kidnapping of schoolgirls by Boko Haram in Nigeria. False information - and a lack of confirmation from...

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2018-02-20 Afrin

Afrin, 'a war without images'

The French news website Mediapart has dubbed the Afrin offensive a "war without images" - we take a look at the Turkish media crackdown and how it is impacting on coverage in the...

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2018-02-19 shootings

Gun control continues to trend on US social media

We take a look at why the Parkland school shooting in Florida remains a major topic of public debate in US media, in particular because of the key role student activists are...

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2018-02-16 China

A controversial Chinese New Year

The must-see TV event of the Chinese New Year has left many people angry. CCTV's Spring Festival Gala caused uproar with its use of "blackface" on a Chinese actress. The sketch...

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2018-02-15 shootings

'Thoughts and prayers'

The US is averaging one school shooting every 60 hours so far in 2018. The latest school shooting in Florida has infuriated social media users who are demanding action and...

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