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Far-right thwarted in Austrian election

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Latest update : 2012-05-30

Post-quake shock waves in Italian social media

Cashing in on people's misery. That's the accusation against a travel company in Italy which Tweeted: "Afraid of the earthquake? Let things drop and run away to Santo Domingo". That led to a Twitter storm of protest and was judged a social marketing "epic fail". That's the focus for this edition of Media Watch, Tuesday 29th May 2012.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2016-05-23 Austria

Far-right thwarted in Austrian election

We take a look at press and social media reaction to Austria's presidential election.

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2016-05-20 Cannes Film Festival

Festivals Drop Eagles of Death Metal

Media Watch looks at criticism of Sean Penn's new movie, after its debut at Cannes. Crass and "a little bit racist", according to some. Also, the Eagles of Death Metal are taken...

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2016-05-19 Egypt

EgyptAir flight disappearance on social media

We take a look at how the disappearance of EgyptAir flight MS804 has played out on social networks.

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2016-05-18 police

'The Sun' rapped on knuckles for reporting Queen wants Brexit

The press watchdog in the UK has judged as "inaccurate" recent reporting by The Sun that Queen Elizabeth is in favour of Brexit. First though, we take a look at a police protest...

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2016-05-17 labour law

Hollande lets slip that he will (probably) seek re-election

French political analysts have been dusting off their psychoanalysis tomes and picking apart a slip of the tongue by the French President which they mostly think indicates he...

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