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Latest update : 2012-04-09

Women in fake beards take to campaign stage

Nicolas Sarkozy's campaign spokeswoman is subjected to a protest by women wearing fake beards at an Elle magazine presidential election debate. And a data journalists' website reckons there's a bug in his planned crusade against cyberjihad terrorists. That's the focus for MediaWatch this Friday, 6th April 2012.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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