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Depardieu and Huppert reunite in Cannes

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Fashion houses present their cruise collections

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Tackling e-waste

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Modern-day slavery in Mexico

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A year after coup, Thai opposition resists junta rule

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Ireland votes in world's first referendum on same-sex marriage

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The Mont Saint-Michel, between sea and stone

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Massive trade bill clears key hurdle in US Senate

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'Why should the U.S. fight for the Iraqis?'

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A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in newspapers, on news websites, blogs and social media. We also look at stories about how the media functions and how it's evolving in today's society. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.



Latest update : 2012-10-08

French media nostalgic for 'Sarko'

He's on the front page of magazines almost every week; cartoonists say his leaving office was a "catastrophe" for them. The French media definitely miss Nicolas Sarkozy! They perhaps miss him than the public does, if we're to believe a recent poll saying that 55% of the French don't want "Sarko" back.



2015-05-21 Ireland

Ireland on the eve of gay marriage vote

Media Watch takes a look at the campaign for the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Ireland, on the eve of a referendum. Could the staunchly Catholic country become the first...

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2015-05-20 Israel

Israel's bus segregation U-turn

MediaWatch looks at reaction to the Israeli government's U-turn over the segregation of Palestinian bus passengers. Just hours after announcing a pilot scheme to ban Palestinians...

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2015-05-19 Turkey

Cannes bans flats

MediaWatch takes a look at the shocking story of a Turkish TV talent show contestant, shot in the head at her home. It's feared the attack was an attempted "honour killing"....

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2015-05-18 Iraq

No longer Charlie Hebdo, but always Charlie

The fall of Ramadi to Islamic State militants prompts criticism of US policy in Iraq. Also, as "Carol" takes the Cannes Film Festival by storm, Cate Blanchett denies she has a...

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2015-05-15 Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Boston bomber sentenced to death

Media Watch takes a look at the first reactions to the death sentence handed down to the Boston Marathon bomber, Djokhar Tsarnaev. A jury decided on the ultimate punishment for...

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