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Latest update : 2012-02-20

Sarkozy's dramatic campaign music

MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Mon. 20/2/2012: Some have compared it to the "Jaws" soundtrack: grandiose, dramatic and full of suspense. Is this Sarkozy's way of telling us he's here to save us from 'The Crisis'? The media reacts. Also, Marine Le Pen in song. Finally, the big story of the day in France: did Jean-Louis Borloo pull out of the Presidential race in exchange for a plum job in a semi-state company?

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2016-05-26 China

Black man ‘whitened’ in Chinese washing detergent ad

Several media have picked up on a controversial advertisement for a washing detergent in China which depicts a black man being "washed" and emerging with a Chinese appearance....

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2016-05-25 Nicolas Sarkozy

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2016-05-24 France

Petrol shortages in France and free hugs in Britain

With Mark Owen, I take a look at a good will campaign to incite Brits to stay in the EU: offer them a hug! First up though, petrol shortages could cripple France as strikes over...

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2016-05-24 British politics

Petrol shortages in France and #HugABrit

In tonight's Mediawatch, petrol shortages are buzzing on social media as unions blockade oil refineries. Also, a "Hug a Brit" campaign hopes to incite Britons not to vote for...

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2016-05-23 Austria

Far-right thwarted in Austrian election

We take a look at press and social media reaction to Austria's presidential election.

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