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.
Angela Merkel's electoral victory elicits delight from much of the German press, while international observers are more ambivalent about a third term for the Chancellor. Also, the Turkish government tries to give itself a PR makeover by employing social media activists to talk up their achievements.
A BBC presenter accidentally takes a pack of printing paper on set instead of his iPad; the internet laughs. Also, we take a look at the ongoing debate in France over a jeweller who shot a thief dead as he fled from his store - the Nice-based jeweller has received massive support online.
Twitter and Facebook were briefly made available to Iranian internet users on Monday - access to the social networks had been blocked by a firewall since 2009. We take a look at why this may have happened. Also, US networks pick up on a false identification of a suspect in the Washington Navy Yard shooting after Reddit and Twitter circulated misinformation.
French social media users have rallied in support of a Nice-based jeweller who shot dead a young thief last week. A Facebook page with over 1.6 million likes has been set up in his support. Also, we take a look at some racist reaction over the Indian origins of the winner of Miss America. Finally, Valérie Trierweiler speaks to The Sunday Times about 'that tweet'.
After Vladimir Putin's opinion piece in the New York Times, we take a look at his as well as Bashar al-Assad's interviews in the Western media. Also, Nicolas Sarkozy now has a "2017 Comeback" football jersey!