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 and 10.22 pm Paris time.
We take a look at a rather damp inauguration ceremony for new French president François Hollande, as the world's media watch speculate on what "Mr Normal" might have up his sleeve in Berlin. Meanwhile, the Leveson inquiry on press ethics steps up a gear in the UK, as former News of The World editor Rebekah Brooks is charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice.
France ushers in a new president under stormy skies, as the media points out the differences between "Mr Normal" and his predecessor. President François Hollande's partner, Valérie Trierweiler, comes under scrutiny as the country's first lady and there's new digs for Nicolas Sarkozy, just a stone's throw from the presidential palace.
We take a look at the shockwaves caused by Obama's support for gay marriage, and consider the looming threat of cyber attacks on major infrastructure and institutions. Finally, a somewhat personal royal collector's item goes under the hammer.
Back on the campaign trail, Marine Le Pen readies herself for battle in Hénin-Beaumont, where she'll face Jean-Luc Mélenchon. We also take a look at the private jet company poking fun at the president-elect's pricey short haul flights, and try to guess who'll be picked for the top posts in the new cabinet.
The former French president is caught up in a legal wrangle about whether he can practice at the bar and also take up a seat in France's Constitutional Court. That's the focus for this edition of Media Watch, Friday 11th March 2012.