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Germany's 'Jamaica' talks fail and French mayors hit the capital

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President Robert Mugabe emerges from house arrest

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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 : 2012-12-10

Is everything permitted in the name of humour?

One of the nurses targeted in a recent prank phone call to Kate Middleton's hospital has died, leading to speculation that she may have ended her life in part due to the hoax. Also, we take a look at a "candid camera" prank on Brazilian television involving coffins and lifts. Finally, a viral music video mocks overuse of Instagram.

By James CREEDON

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2017-11-17 Sexual harassment

Harassment and hypocrisy in Washington

MediaWatch looks at the latest allegations of sexual impropriety to hit Washington. Democrat senator and former comedian, Al Franken, has apologised. His accuser says he forced a...

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2017-11-16 Twitter

Twitter, hate speech & blue ticks

MediaWatch takes a look at how Twitter is clamping down on neo-Nazi, white supremacist, anti-Muslim accounts. Users who "promote hatred" have had their verification status...

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2017-11-15 Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: A coup, or not a coup?

MediaWatch delves into the debate over whether or not there's been a coup in Zimbabwe. Much of the media focus is on Robert Mugabe's wife, "Gucci Grace", a woman with ruthless...

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2017-11-14 Brexit

Which way is the Brexit?

MediaWatch takes a look at how the latest twists in the UK's Brexit saga are playing out. Many are criticising a lack of direction and forgotten campaign promises. There are also...

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2017-11-13 terrorism

Remembering the Paris terror attacks

MediaWatch looks at how the second anniversary of the Paris terror attacks has been marked. There's grief, but also a lot of anger. Emmanuel Macron's emotional response to the...

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