MediaWatch is our take on the stories big and bizarre in newspapers, on news websites, blogs and on social media. We also look at stories about how the media functions and how it’s evolving in today’s society. Presented by James Creedon, tune in at 9.15 pm and 10.22 pm Paris time.
Social media reacts to the trial of WikiLeaks whistleblower Bradley Manning. A woman in red becomes a symbol for Istanbul's female protesters. Finally, a Vélib bike turns up in Bamako - how did it get there?!
The Turkish Prime Minister has labelled social media a "menace", saying the "best example of lies can be found there". Last weekend at the height of the unrest, there were 3,000 tweets a second recorded on the issue. Elsewhere, we look at Nicolas Sarkozy and what the French press is calling his "parallel diplomacy". There is also criticism of the former French president for accepting payment from Goldman Sachs for speaking at a conference in London.
The opposition right-wing UMP party needed a scandal-free primary vote to select a candidate to run as Paris mayor next year. Instead, voting is mired in controversy. A newspaper checking the online voting system found one person could register as four electors and vote four times. Cue panic. That, as the UMP is still licking the wounds of last year's bitter leadership contest. Join us for Media Watch.
YouTube prankster Roman Atwood has gone to tourist sites round the world to yawn and set off yawns in other people. Check out the one at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Is this the most contagious prank ever? Also, the far-right National Front is getting attention as it calls for the party's candidates in next year's municipal elections to ensure their Facebook pages are scandal-free. Join us for Media Watch.
It's a historic moment in France as the first gay wedding goes off without a hitch. Vincent Autin and Bruno Boileau were married in Montpellier in the full glare of the media. One magazine looks at the first gay weddings in other countries, including in South Africa where a traditional Zulu wedding took place between two men last month. Join us for Media Watch.