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Latest update : 2012-11-29

The limits of jokes and hoaxes

A Brazilian TV show comes in for criticism after scaring the wits out of unsuspecting "candid camera" participants. Also, a Chinese news site reports American satire as fact: no, Kim Jong-un is NOT in fact the World's Sexiest Man 2012! Finally, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy guest-edits Vogue and gets in trouble with feminists.

By James CREEDON

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2017-04-25 France

Honouring slain policeman Xavier Jugelé

MediaWatch pays tribute to the French policeman killed in last week's terror attack, Xavier Jugelé. His partner gave a heart-rending address at a national memorial ceremony, with...

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2017-04-24 French Presidential Elections 2017

French presidential election: First round controversies

MediaWatch takes a look at online calls for a boycott of the second round of voting in the French presidential election under the hashtag #SansMoiLe7Mai. Meanwhile, Emmanuel...

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2017-04-21 France

An Election in the Shadow of Terror

Media Watch pays tribute to the police officer killed in Thursday's terror attack on the Champs-Élysées. France's PM accuses some presidential candidates of trying to use the...

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2017-04-20 homosexuality

The social media election: French candidates show their funny side

We take a look at how the main French presidential candidates are embracing Snapchat and other social media platforms to attract votes. Also, outrage is growing over Chechnya's...

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2017-04-19 Venezuela

Hollywood's 'far-left' message to French voters

The "mother of all protests": We look at social media reactions as Venezuelans take to the streets to defend or oppose their government. In France, far-left presidential...

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