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Zimbabwean MPs set to start impeachment proceedings against Mugabe

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Manson: Murder, mythology and mistaken identity

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Turkish adviser warns US forces may stay in Syria

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Has Merkel still got it? German chancellor weakened as coalition talks collapse

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MEDIAWATCH

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.

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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2017-11-20 murder

Manson: Murder, mythology and mistaken identity

MediaWatch looks at the varied and sometimes surprising reactions to the death of murderous cult leader, Charles Manson. Alongside articles and social media posts denouncing his...

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2017-11-17 Sexual harassment

Harassment and hypocrisy in Washington

MediaWatch looks at the latest allegations of sexual impropriety to hit Washington. Democrat senator and former comedian, Al Franken, has apologised. His accuser says he forced a...

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2017-11-16 Twitter

Twitter, hate speech & blue ticks

MediaWatch takes a look at how Twitter is clamping down on neo-Nazi, white supremacist, anti-Muslim accounts. Users who "promote hatred" have had their verification status...

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2017-11-15 Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: A coup, or not a coup?

MediaWatch delves into the debate over whether or not there's been a coup in Zimbabwe. Much of the media focus is on Robert Mugabe's wife, "Gucci Grace", a woman with ruthless...

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2017-11-14 Brexit

Which way is the Brexit?

MediaWatch takes a look at how the latest twists in the UK's Brexit saga are playing out. Many are criticising a lack of direction and forgotten campaign promises. There are also...

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