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MEDIAWATCH

A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in the newspapers, on websites, blogs and social media. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-09-26

The lingering Facebook malaise

Rumours persist about a supposed bug that rendered private messages public on Facebook. We take a look at a scandal that has cost Facebook a lot, both in terms of market value and reputation. Also, Air France could cancel its hefty order of newspapers for its fleet; Mitt Romney's flight-related gaffe and a Canadian romantic heads to Ireland to hunt down the girl he spoke to for just a few minutes a year ago.

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2018-01-15 #MeToo

#MeToo and mixed messages

Media Watch takes a look at Catherine Deneuve's apology to victims of sexual assault, in the wake of last week's letter defending men's rights to pester women. She wants to...

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2018-01-12 Donald Trump

A storm in a sh*thole?

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to the latest vulgar comments allegedly made by the US president. Donald Trump has now denied referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African...

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2018-01-11 Emmanuel Macron

Controversy over magazine cover on Macron's toughening of immigration policy

French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur is being both pilloried and lauded for a striking cover showing the French president surrounded by barbed wire with the headline: "Welcome to...

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2018-01-10 sexual assault

Op-ed denouncing #MeToo 'puritanism' slammed by feminists

Catherine Deneuve is among 100 women who signed an op-ed lamenting the "excesses" of the #MeToo movement, which in France is better known by the hashtag #BalanceTonPorc...

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2018-01-09 China

Macron's 'horse diplomacy' in China

Emmanuel Macron has offered Xi Jinping a thoroughbred French racehorse, inspired by China's so-called "panda diplomacy" where Beijing frequently gifts panda bears as a diplomatic...

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