MediaWatch is our take on the stories big and bizarre in newspapers, on news websites, blogs and on social media. We also look at stories about how the media functions and how it’s evolving in today’s society. Presented by James Creedon, tune in at 8.45 pm Paris time for a look at the French media and 10.22 pm for the international media.
For International Women's Day, the French archives institute INA has shared images of a tv sketch from the 1960's showing how much has changed in gender relations since then! Also François Hollande says more women should be interred in Paris's Pantheon - a mausoleum for the nation's greats.
It's not because he wants to make a political comeback, it's because it's his "duty"... so says Nicolas Sarkozy in an interview he gave to "Valeurs Actuelles" magazine. Sarkozy also made controversial remarks on gay marriage and parenthood issues. Finally, Richard III was in fact a nice guy and not the psychopath he was made out to be by Shakespeare, British researchers say.
Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb leaders Abou Zeid and Mokhtar Belmokhtar have both been identified by different media as being the dead man featured in a photo taken by a Chadian soldier with his mobile phone. So which one of them is it, or it neither of them?! Also, a map identifies deaths in Moscow under Stalin, street by street, plus other stories.
Twitter users responded with satire to France 24’s Stuart Norval referring to dramatic images at a Kenyan polling station as…well… “dramatic”! We take a look at reactions. Also, fashion chain Mango is criticised for labelling a line of jewellery as “Esclave” (slave). Finally, Batman really does exist and he lives in Bradford, Northern England!