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.
MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Fri. 14/10/2011: Might Dominique Strauss-Kahn have used prostitution services in the northern French city of Lille some years ago? This is what French gossip magazine "Closer" alleges. Also, the Socialist party primary heats up ahead of Sunday's vote; a French sports commentator becomes a laughing stock online and... a Saddam Hussein look-alike is headhunted for a porn movie!
MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Thurs. 13/10/2011: Sarkozy gets a round of drinks in a café... but walks out without paying the bill! But first, more analysis of the Socialist party primaries and last night's big debate. Also, how does the French primary compare to an American one?
MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Wed. 12/10/2011: "Soft balls", "twisted", "Mr. Zero", "liar"... these are the various high opinions shared by François Hollande and Martine Aubry about the other. They debate each other tonight in a key moment in the Socialist Party primary. Also, Hollande's ex-partner Ségolène Royal endorses his campaign.
MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Mon. 10/10/2011: The Socialist primary threw up some big surprises, not least of all Arnaud Montebourg's whopping 17% of the vote. The anti-globalisation candidate could now be the kingmaker in next Sunday's second round. Also: Ségolène Royal's tears and Dominique Strauss-Kahn's beard!