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Latest update : 2012-12-25

Depardieu, Deneuve, Voltaire, Kant and Gangnam Style

The Daily Mail has pictures of Gérard Depardieu in a wheelchair at Rome airport. He appears to be in pain though no explanation is given. Fellow French acting icon Catherine Deneuve, meanwhile, has rallied to his cause, quoting Voltaire: "I don't agree with his ideas but I will fight to the death so he can express them". Also, the Gangnam Style video on You Tube busts the billion-visit mark.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2017-11-20 murder

Manson: murder, mythology and mistaken identity

Media Watch looks at the varied and sometimes surprising reactions to the death of murderous cult leader, Charles Manson. Alongside articles and social media posts denouncing his...

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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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