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Latest update : 2013-06-14

'Duck, stop quacking! The Free Syrian Army is going to catch you'

People in the small town of Kafranbel in north-western Syria are taking on the Assad regime with cartoons depicting their leader as, among other things, Gollum out of The Lord of the Rings. His wife's pet name for Bashar al-Assad is "Duck" and that, too, has become a source of roadside graffiti. That's the focus for this edition of Media Watch, Friday 6th July 2012.

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2015-03-05 Facebook

Facebook versus French courts

A Paris court has ruled it has jurisdiction in a case pitching Facebook against a French social media user. The Frenchman's account was suspended in 2012 after he posted a photo...

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2015-03-04 children

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2015-03-03 Benjamin Netanyahu

Online reactions to Netanyahu's speech to Congress

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2015-03-02 Russia

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2015-02-27 US Congress

Flamboyant US Congressman's Instagram lands him in bother

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