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Latest update : 2012-02-16

'Much ado about nothing'

MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Wed. 15/2/2012: Nicolas Sarkozy has...finally... announced his bid for re-election. The Huffington Post headlined "Tout ça pour ça?" in reference to the relatively late announcement by the president of his candidacy. We take a look at a multimedia-dominated day for Sarkozy: a TV appearance, his first tweet and a Facebook controversy.




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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2018-01-16 Emmanuel Macron

Calais: a no-man's land for migrants

MediaWatch looks at how the French president's stance on immigration is being viewed. Emmanuel Macron's visit to Calais has put the issue firmly in the spotlight. Some say he's...

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2018-01-15 #MeToo

#MeToo and mixed messages

MediaWatch takes a look at Catherine Deneuve's apology to victims of sexual assault, in the wake of last week's open letter defending men's right to pester women. She wants to...

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2018-01-12 Donald Trump

A storm in a sh*thole?

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to the latest vulgar comments allegedly made by the US president. Donald Trump has now denied referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African...

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