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Latest update : 2012-11-27

UMP: what a joke!

Social media users are joking about and satirising the UMP's woes - we take a look at some of the best mock-ups. Also, can Nicolas Sarkozy come to the party's rescue? This is perhaps THE most asked question of the day.

By James CREEDON

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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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