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Why do the media refer to female personalities by their first name (and not males)?

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Widespread shortages in Venezuela and the growing industry for African video games

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Unsettling surge in murders of Bangladesh’s activists and freethinkers

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Cuba Gooding Jr. plays O.J. Simpson in 'American Crime Story'

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'What does the social unrest say about France?'

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Railway workers to add to French strike misery

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Latest update : 2012-11-09

China's Communist Party Congress: internet users vs. censors

MEDIAWATCH FRANCE, 08.11.12: We take a look at how Chinese web users are reacting to the ongoing 18th Communist Party Congress and how official censors are working hard to block any critical content. Also, Mitt Romney's would-be "presidential transition website" is accidentally put online, and then quickly taken off.

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2016-05-31 sexism

Why do the media refer to female personalities by their first name (and not males)?

Several French media are asking why it is that female journalists and politicians are referred to by their first names when their male counterparts are referred to by their...

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2016-05-30 Emmanuel Macron

‘The best way to afford a suit is to get a job’

We take a look at how French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron's unfortunate remarks to a trade unionist have become fodder for internet memes and hashtags. Also, can the...

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2016-05-27 Japan

Hiroshima's healing hug

MediaWatch takes a look at the image that's captured hearts and minds after Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima. Plus, the mock advert for a medication to cure Islamophobia. And...

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2016-05-26 China

Black man ‘whitened’ in Chinese washing detergent ad

Several media have picked up on a controversial advertisement for a washing detergent in China which depicts a black man being "washed" and emerging with a Chinese appearance....

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2016-05-25 Nicolas Sarkozy

What would happen to Bond girls if Bond was a girl?

Could a woman play the role of James Bond? The debate is ongoing on social media, in particular since Gillian Anderson said she wouldn't mind being "Jane Bond". First though, a...

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