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Latest update : 2012-07-19

Just fluff or seriously sexist?

A female minister wears a skimpy summer dress to address parliament and is heckled. The incident has sparked a debate about sexism in French politics. We also look at how tweets are fuelling rumours about events in Syria. That's Media Watch for this Thursday 19th July, 2012.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2015-01-29 Charlie Hebdo

French police question 8-year-old boy for "justifying terrorism"

An 8-year-old boy in the southern French city of Nice has been questioned by police for expressing support for the gunmen who killed 'Charlie Hebdo' journalists. On French social...

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2015-01-28 Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama was not blurred out on Saudi TV

Despite fake images claiming to show the contrary, the US First Lady was not blurred out by Saudi Arabia's state broadcaster. Also, we look at some stories of political pettiness...

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2015-01-27 Holocaust

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70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, world leaders gather at the concentration camp in remembrance. We take a look at the online coverage.

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Far-left and far-right celebrate Syriza's victory

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2015-01-23 King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Twitter storm as IMF boss hails late Saudi king as 'strong advocate of women'

We look at reaction to Christine Lagarde's comment that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was "in a very discreet way a strong advocate of women". People lambasted the IMF boss...

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