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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 : 2012-10-02

Flat-pack furniture for all… except women!

The new season Ikea catalogue is out, and there are a few omissions in its Saudi Arabian edition: no women, anywhere to be seen! The Swedish furniture giant’s come in for criticism from the European press over this display of sexism. And an Iranian media source takes the bait: Fars news agency reprints a satirical article published by the Onion word for word.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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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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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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