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Hollande and the 'Karcher moment' that wasn't

François Hollande says his style is the opposite of Nicolas Sarkozy's... Yet the media couldn't help drawing comparisons with his predecessor’s style as Hollande visited a troubled suburb following a double shooting. In 2005 as Interior Minister, Sarkozy famously promised a resident that he'd clean the neighbourhood of its "scum". So how did Hollande deal with a similar moment?

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2018-01-19 gymnastics

Gymnast's fierce courtroom address

Media Watch looks at reactions to the courtroom speech that saw an Olympic gymnast face her abuser, the team's doctor. Aly Raisman's impact statement also called out those who...

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2018-01-18 Brexit

Bye-EU Tapestry is not to all tastes

MediaWatch casts an eye over the inventive way the UK's The Sun newspaper marked the first visit of French President Emmanuel Macron. The detailed "Bye-EU tapestry" won both...

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2018-01-17 Poland

Poland protests for right to abort

MediaWatch takes a look at the latest protests in Poland aimed at preventing even tighter laws on abortion. People power worked in 2016, but the predominantly Catholic country...

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2018-01-16 Emmanuel Macron

Calais: a no-man's land for migrants

MediaWatch looks at how the French president's stance on immigration is being viewed. Emmanuel Macron's visit to Calais has put the issue firmly in the spotlight. Some say he's...

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2018-01-15 #MeToo

#MeToo and mixed messages

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

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