FRENCH PAPERS, Mon. 22/04/13: French papers react to demonstrations yesterday for and against same-sex marriage. Left-leaning Libération says the anti-gay marriage camp is becoming more and more homophobic. Right-leaning Le Figaro says that although the movement is become more political, the atmosphere is friendly. Also in the papers: labour reform and Italian politics.
Le Monde wonders why opponents of same-sex marriage are so few and yet manage to come out in such force. But they are just one item of many in President Hollande's rapidly expanding to-do list. Libération looks at his attempts at "moralising" French politics, not least, prohibiting ministers and MPs from accumulating non-governmental posts that could constitute conflicts of interest. He's been at this for a while, and many remain opposed.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Weds. 17/04/13: International papers continue to react to the deadly bombings at the Boston marathon, the first attack on US soil since 9/11. Papers explore the importance of social media and the men and women behind the iconic photos of the tragedy.
FRENCH PAPERS, Weds. 17/04/13: French papers continue to react to the deadly bombings at the Boston marathon, the first attack on US soil since 9/11. Slate and L’Equipe focus on why sporting events are a prime target for terrorists. Meanwhile, The Huffington Post explores how some internet users are trying to profit from the tragedy.