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 the "dangerous man" on The Economist's front cover, as well as a US marine discharged for criticising Obama on Facebook. Finally, 0 to 12 in less than three minutes: a photographer father captures his daughter's young life, in one short video.
Taking sides in the French election - Tariq Ramadan finds himself caught in the middle but says he's against both candidates. Bernadette Chirac, however, is firmly behind President Sarkozy - she lets us in on her predictions for the second round.
MEDIAWATCH, Wed. 15/4/2012: Sarkozy is accused of crossing the line in search of far-right voters. Also, a Tumblr blog called "Chers voisins" highlights neighbourly love or lack thereof with passive-aggressive notes. Finally, Obama proves he's the king of PR on Facebook with his latest showman stunt.
MEDIAWATCH, Tues. 24/4/2012: More campaign videos as the second round battle commences and this time Sarkozy fans are asked to sum him up in one word. Also, the battle gets under way in earnest for First Lady...and finally a car drives into the metro, thinking its a parking garage.
MEDIAWATCH, Mon. 23/4/2012: Social media leaked exit poll results last night and Paris prosecutors are opening cases against two Belgian websites and one Belgian journalists who tweeted information before the 8pm watershed. Is this another case of obsolete laws being eroded by technology? Also, the shock of the Front National's best election result ever.