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.
MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Mon. 16/1/2011: A French short film imagines a future where, as with the credit rating of countries, the "social utility" of human beings could be prescribed and downgraded. Also, French Defence Minister Gérard Longuet likens François Hollande to the captain of the stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship. Finally, today is "Blue Monday" according to some - is it really the grimmest day of the year, or just "churnalism"?
MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Fri 13/1/2012: Friday 13th certainly didn't disappoint this month - France's triple-A rating was downgraded by Standard & Poor's after months of rumours. We take a look at some of the initial analysis and reaction online.
MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, Thurs. 12/1/2011: The UMP party is being slammed for using "trashy" tactics to undermine the left in the run-up to this spring's residential election. Also, is Eva Joly the "Sarah Palin" of France? So says Brigitte Bardot. Finally, another bad headline for DSK and a website to summon Steve Jobs from beyond the grave...
MEDIAWATCH, Wed. 11/1/2012: French reporter Gilles Jacquier is killed in Homs, Syria - the first foreign journalist to die in the country since the uprising began some 10 months ago. Also, a Moroccan anti-establishment rapper faces jail and we finish with a web ad parodying Adobe Photoshop.
MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, 06/01/2012: French Minister Nadine Morano's Twitter use begs the question: can politicians and Twitter get along? Carla Bruni-Sarkozy's charity is under fire for alleged corruption. Christian-Democrat Party leader Christine Boutin threatens to vote for Sarkozy's rival François Bayrou if she doesn't get the signatures she needs to run for president. And Belgian fast food chain Quick has a Darth Vador burger out to celebrate Star Wars' return to the silver screen.