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Latest update : 2012-12-18

Newtown and the media

We take a look at some of the criticisms of the media and social networks in the coverage of the Newtown massacre. Might media coverage incite copycat killings? Could algorithms help determine the veracity of tweets? Also, reaction to Gérard Depardieu saying he's ready to give up his French passport. The actor has been criticised for moving to Belgium to avoid hefty French wealth taxes.

By James CREEDON

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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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2014-04-17 Freedom of the press

Algerian election: Bouteflika votes in wheelchair

The image that has dominated social media of today's Algerian election is ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika casting his vote in a wheelchair. Derision of the president on...

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2014-04-17 Freedom of the press

Algeria's media: a mixture of censorship and free speech

On the eve of Algeria's Presidential election, we take a look at the media landscape of the North Afrian country. Censorship is widely practised, in particular on television news...

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2014-04-15 Silvio Berlusconi

Pornography without borders is key benefit of EU, says French MEP

When asked what a key benefit of the EU is, many would answer "peace in our time" but few would think of easier access to porn as a top bonus. The latter argument has been made...

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2014-04-14 mediawatch

Russian media propaganda over Ukraine

Forbes.com points out a blatant example of propaganda on Russian television regarding events in Ukraine. We see an actor playing three different roles in tv news coverage across...

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