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Latest update : 2012-11-26

Covering an 'unbalanced war' in a balanced way

It's a headache for the media to cover any war in a balanced way, but particularly so for an "unbalanced" or "disproportionate" one. Is this statement true? Are these terms misnomers? We take a look at some analysis of the Israel-Hamas conflict. Also, the UMP leadership battle has dominated French news this week - we take a look. Finally, a Japanese red panda gets a fright!

By James CREEDON

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2014-04-24 Social Media

Royal decree on low-cut tops

The new Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal is said to have introduced a ban on low-cut tops in her ministry, much to the amusement of social media users. Royal denies the claim....

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2014-04-23 Syria

Clamping down on jihad propaganda online

French authorities are determined to clamp down on the promotion of jihad by groups in Syria and elsewhere using social media. Hundreds of European youths have travelled to Syria...

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2014-04-22 Ukraine

Fascist finger-pointing

A French paper gets in hot water over racial profiling of crime, something that is illegal in France. Next, Femen protesters accuse the National Front of fascism while the...

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2014-04-22 unemployment

Hollande carries the cross of unemployment

Le Monde’s cartoonist depicts the French President carrying a cross this Easter Monday as a symbol of the rising unemployment figures he has pledged to tackle. We also look at...

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2014-04-18 Socialist Party (France)

Presidential adviser resigns over 'shoe-shine scandal'

One of French President François Hollande's closest advisers resigns over a so-called "shoe-shine scandal" - we take a look at the details of an embarrassing story of excess and...

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