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 8.45 pm Paris time for a look at the French media and 10.22 pm for the international media.
MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Fri. 19/8/2011: To what extent would clamping down on social media quell riots? Is Jesus compatible with death metal? Also a Nivea ad campaign is pulled because of controversially seeking to civilise a long-haired African-American man!
MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Thurs., 18/8/2011: We look at a persistent online rumour in France: can the police use live ammunition on demonstrations? Also, an initiative to allow workers gift their holidays to one another and finally, a French-Algerian man finds himself with no homeland.
MEDIAWATCH FRANCE: Following in Warren Buffet's footsteps, some French millionaires offer to pay more taxes in a time of crisis; Gerard Depardieu has an embarrassing moment on a flight to Dublin and has Prada overstepped the mark with a sensual ad featuring a 13 year-old model?
MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Tues, 16/8/2011: We look at the latest developments in the Strauss-Kahn scandal. Nafissatou Diallo's lawyer speaks to French weekly L'Express. Also, we take a look at the sometimes overly-cosy relationship between politicians and journalists. Finally the French-style kiss on each cheek: a greeting that creates tension between France and Germany?
MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Thurs. 11/8/2011: Using a fictional series in Le Monde as source material, The Daily Mail caused Société Générale's stocks to plumment yesterday, by claiming that the bank was on the brink of collapse.