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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 : 2012-12-18

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.

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2017-01-13 Donald Trump

Whitewashing Jacko

MediaWatch casts an eye over the latest reactions to the unverified Trump/Russia dossier, in particular the revelations about the former spy who put it together. Plus, an online...

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2017-01-12 Socialist Party (France)

France's left-wing candidates debate each other

The first left-wing primary debate got underway this evening in Paris - we take a look at the buzz and the commentary as former Prime Minister Manuel Valls faces off with six...

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2017-01-11 Americas

Bad buzz for Buzzfeed as it posts unverified claims on Trump

Accusations of "fake news" - normally reserved as a criticism for alt-right media - have now been hurled at Buzzfeed for publishing unverified claims of Russian espionage on...

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2017-01-10 Barack Obama

Obama loved and Obama loathed

Social media is reflecting a divided America as President Obama prepares to give his farewell speech in Chicago later tonight.

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2017-01-09 Charlie Hebdo

#CharlieHebdo and the repentant jihadist?

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to a reformed jihadist appearing on prime-time French TV. Farid Benyettou admits he radicalised the brothers who carried out the attack on...

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