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MEDIAWATCH

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Latest update : 2012-05-02

'Tweet you're sorry 466 times!'

MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Tues. 1/5/2012: Two French politicians have sued a Twitter user for insulting them online. The punishment? Tweeting he's sorry 466 times - the number of hits the offending tweet got. Is this the online equivalent of giving naughty Twitter users lines? Also, the crowd numbers at Sarkozy's rallies are questioned by internet users, and Facebook introduces an organ donation feature.

By James CREEDON

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2014-09-29 media

On the frontline of horror: editing images from warzones

The AFP's "Making-Of" news blog details the gruesome task for picture and video editors of sifting through material sent from warzones. Later, we look at a story from Australia...

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2014-09-29 China

China censors Hong Kong protests on social media

We take a look at censorship of Hong Kong protests in mainland Chinese media and how users are getting around it. Also, Valérie Trierweiler visits a market and it becomes a media...

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2014-09-26 media

French Muslims say #NotInMyName

French Muslims gathered across the country today to condemn the beheading of Hervé Gourdel by Islamic extremists. Also, a new social network that could challenge Facebook's...

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2014-09-25 Nicolas Sarkozy

French Muslims condemn hostage beheading

French Muslim associations have strongly condemned the beheading of Hervé Gourdel by a jihadist group in Algeria. Also, Nicolas Sarkozy holds his first political rally amidst...

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2014-09-24 media

Online analysis and reactions to beheading of Hervé Gourdel

We take a look at how French media and social media have reacted to the beheading of Frenchman Hervé Gourdel in Algeria. The group responsible "Soldiers of the Caliphate" is...

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