MediaWatch is our take on the stories big and bizarre in newspapers, on news websites, blogs and on social media. We also look at stories about how the media functions and how it’s evolving in today’s society. Presented by James Creedon, tune in at 8.45 pm and 10.22 pm Paris time.
With France requiring a 3-0 victory over Ukraine in the World Cup qualifying match at the Stade de France this Tuesday, internet users are expressing their hope that the French team will rise to the occasion. Also, Paris mayoral hopeful Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet has become a figure of fun on Twitter after saying the Paris metro is a "place of grace" where you can have "incredible encounters". Most commuters don't feel the same....
Parisians were on tenterhooks today as a gunman criss-crossed Paris and escaped into the Paris metro. It is thought that there is a link between two incidents in the Paris area today - the first in left-leaning newspaper Libération's newsroom where a photographer's assistant was shot and seriously injured and the second incident where shots were fired outside Société Générale bank in La Défense. This comes after another incident last week at the BFM TV newsroom where a gunman threatened staff.
The French Justice Minister is the target of another incident of Facebook racism, it emerged today. The French-Carribean politician was depicted as the face of "Banania" - a brand criticised in the past for its simplistic, stereotypical depiction of Africans. The UMP local politician who shared the post has been suspended. The UN has criticised a recent spate of racist insults targeting Taubira, most notably the cover of far-right magazine "Minute" which likened her to a monkey.
Modest donation from China underscores bitter feelings between two Asian nations
MediaWatch is our take on the stories big and bizarre in newspapers, on news websites, blogs and on social media. We also look at stories about how the media functions and how it’s evolving in today’s society. Presented by James Creedon. Tune in at 10.22pm for the international media.
'Minute' is a French far-right magazine and its latest cover has drawn criticism from across the body politic. Christiane Taubira, of French-Carribean origin, is compared to a monkey. Is it "satire" - as 'Minute' is likely to argue - or blatant racism? Also, is this part of a broader trend where magazines are opting for shocking covers in order to create controversy and sell more copies? Finally, a look at some François Hollande look-alikes.