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Latest update : 2012-11-30

Leveson vs Cameron

To regulate or not to regulate? Statutory body or not? Britain debates the official report of Lord Leveson into press ethics. Also, French judges get rapped on the knuckles for tweeting during a court case. Finally, former French president Jacques Chirac turns 80!

By James CREEDON

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2014-07-11 Gaza Strip

Finally, a good use for new app "Yo"

It only sends one word, "Yo", making it the least expansive means of communication in internet history! Yet, in the context of the surge in Middle East violence, "Yo" may be put...

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2014-07-10 media

A thin line between fact-checking and propaganda in Gaza social media coverage

The use of hashtags such as #GazaUnderFire have highlighted the difficulty in authenticating images of victims that appear on social media. We look at the challenges for...

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2014-07-09 Brazil

Israeli strikes on Gaza as seen on social media

We take a look at how Israeli airstrikes on Gaza are playing out on social media, in particular the propaganda effort by each side. Also, World Cup buzz after Germany defeated...

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2014-07-08 media

Fans heart emoji-only social network

On tonight's media menu: a social network using only emoji, a crowdfunding project for something completely unworthy that has nonetheless gone viral, but first off, buzz...

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2014-07-07 Tour de France

What do al-Baghdadi, Sarkozy and Castro have in common?

All have been photographed wearing Rolex watches and suffered criticism as a result! We take a look at the fallout from a video of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, where an...

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