Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

When China Sneezes: World markets rattled by bubble burst (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Desperate to get to Europe: How to handle migrant surge? (part 1)

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Behind the scenes of France's National Assembly

Read more

#TECH 24

Saving water, one shower at a time

Read more

FOCUS

Katrina, ten years on: Young survivors still grapple with trauma

Read more

ENCORE!

Has New Orleans got its groove back?

Read more

REPORTERS

Meet the French troops hunting jihadists in Sahel

Read more

#THE 51%

Women redesigning our world: Skyscrapers and changemakers

Read more

REVISITED

Middle East: A West Bank town’s fragile rebirth

Read more

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.

MEDIAWATCH

MEDIAWATCH

Latest update : 2012-04-23

Do social media dumb down the political debate?

MEDIAWATCH, Fri. 20/4/2012: As the French presidential election campaign draws to a close, we take a look at how social media has been used and misused by politicians and the public. Do the viral video and the hashtag contribute to a dumbing down of the discourse?

By James CREEDON

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2015-08-27 Nicolas Sarkozy

From Sarkozy to Kim Kardashian: Staged celebrity photos

In tonight's MediaWatch, we take a look at criticism of the playback function on social media, this in the aftermath of the shooting death of two journalists in Virginia live on...

Read more

2015-08-26 Journalism

Two US journalists killed live on air

A tragic shooting of two journalists live on local US television was one of the most commented stories this Wednesday on social media. We take a look at how the story evolved as...

Read more

2015-08-26 immigration

Merkel booed by protesters over decision to welcome refugees

As Germany braces itself for a record intake of migrants and asylum seekers, Angela Merkel travelled to a refugee centre near Dresden that was the scene of weekend rioting by...

Read more

2015-08-25 immigration

Migration semantics: Refugee vs. migrant

In tonight's MediaWatch, we look at the debate over the use of the word "migrant" to describe refugees seeking asylum in Europe. Also, a French minister seeks to raise his...

Read more

2015-08-24 terrorism

Thalys heroes feted by media

We take a look at media reactions to the events on board a high-speed Thalys train last Friday, including across-the-board praise for the heroes who intervened to stop what could...

Read more