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A frosty Vatican reception?

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We'll always have Cannes: World's most famous film festival turns 70 (part 2)

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We'll always have Cannes: World's most famous film festival turns 70 (part 1)

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Cannes 2017: Sofia Coppola returns with fraught thriller 'The Beguiled'

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Meeting 'cultural activist' and soprano Dima Bawab

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Spain's Doñana National Park is dying of thirst

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French labour reform: Macron's first push to fix the economy

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The perilous journey from Libya to Italy, told by a migrant; and capoeira for former child soldiers in central Africa

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MEDIAWATCH

A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in the newspapers, on websites, blogs and social media. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2012-11-20

Web users fact-check journalists over Gaza

Web users call the BBC on an erroneous retweet by their Gaza correspondent. There is also criticism over an op-ed in the Jerusalem Post calling for Gaza to be "flattened". Elsewhere, France's UMP is in turmoil over a leadership battle, echoing a similar deficit in democracy in the Socialist party during their 2008 leadership contest. Finally, naked feminists dressed as nuns get tear-gassed by right-wing Catholic demonstrators protesting against gay marriage... A busy 24 hours in France!

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2017-05-24 Manchester arena attack

A frosty Vatican reception?

Media Watch takes a look at the UK's stoic, and even comedic, attitude as the country's official terror threat is raised to "critical". But, there are still many tears and...

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2017-05-23 Manchester arena attack

Manchester, United

MediaWatch takes a look at the many reactions online to Monday’s terror attack in Manchester. For many, it seems the Mancunian spirit will overcome evil and division. But as...

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2017-05-22 Donald Trump

Trump's visit to Israel in key images

We take a look at some key images from Donald Trump's visit to Israel - not all of them flattering for the US president. Also, TV presenter Cyril Hanouna has become the most...

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2017-05-19 Saudi Arabia

Saudi authorities to serve Trump 'steak and ketchup' on first official visit

In today's show, we look at how Saudi Arabia is rolling out the red carpet for Donald Trump's first foreign trip as US president. Meanwhile, Trump has been railing that a...

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2017-05-18 Iranian elections

Short 'reprieve' on social media ban ahead of Iran's election

We look at the impact of social media among candidates and electors on the eve of Iran's presidential election. We also look at reactions to the deaths of Soundgarden frontman...

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