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Latest update : 2012-10-03

Hollande and the "Karcher moment" that wasn't

Last night's later edition of Media Watch: François Hollande is accused of copying Nicolas Sarkozy when he infamously reassured a distraught suburban resident that he'd clear her neigbourhood of trouble-making "scum". Hollande was visiting the Paris suburb of Echirolles after a fatal double shooting when a resident asked for his reaction. Was this an attempt to use Sarkozy-style communications or not?

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2016-05-26 China

Black man ‘whitened’ in Chinese washing detergent ad

Several media have picked up on a controversial advertisement for a washing detergent in China which depicts a black man being "washed" and emerging with a Chinese appearance....

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2016-05-25 Nicolas Sarkozy

What would happen to Bond girls if Bond was a girl?

Could a woman play the role of James Bond? The debate is ongoing on social media, in particular since Gillian Anderson said she wouldn't mind being "Jane Bond". First though, a...

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2016-05-24 France

Petrol shortages in France and free hugs in Britain

With Mark Owen, I take a look at a good will campaign to incite Brits to stay in the EU: offer them a hug! First up though, petrol shortages could cripple France as strikes over...

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2016-05-24 British politics

Petrol shortages in France and #HugABrit

In tonight's Mediawatch, petrol shortages are buzzing on social media as unions blockade oil refineries. Also, a "Hug a Brit" campaign hopes to incite Britons not to vote for...

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2016-05-23 Austria

Far-right thwarted in Austrian election

We take a look at press and social media reaction to Austria's presidential election.

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