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Fighting hate speech on Twitter: is France showing the way?

Last week, France's Minister of Women's Rights put hate speech on Twitter centre stage, saying the social network should help France apply pre-existing laws banning racist, sexist and homophobic comments. Writing in The Guardian, Jason Farago says "we should follow France's example in restricting bigotry's free expression". Others say this would amount to a dangerous limitation on free speech. Also, an artist refuses the Legion of Honour and one French woman's awful New Year.

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2014-11-21 Julie Gayet

Hollande photographed with Julie Gayet on Elysée Palace balcony

Gossip magazine "Voici" is calling her France's "quasi-official First Lady". Julie Gayet was photographed by paparazzi alongside the French President on a balcony of the Elysée...

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2014-11-20 Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Did a 'second French jihadist' really appear in IS group video?

Yesterday, the French authorities named a "second French jihadist" who they claimed appeared in an IS organisation execution video. However, journalists at FRANCE 24 and...

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2014-11-19 jihad

Probe into 'second French jihadist'

The French media is looking at converts to radical Islam - we take a look at coverage in '"The Huffington Post" and "Marianne". Also, centre-right 2017 hopeful Alain Juppé is...

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2014-11-18 Jerusalem

Jerusalem synagogue attack in the media

We take a look at media reaction to the deadly attack on a synagogue in West Jerusalem this Tuesday.

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2014-11-17 Vladimir Putin

Shunned by koalas: Can nothing go right for Vladimir Putin?

We look at the aftermath of the G20 summit in Australia, and the Putin-bashing. Even the animals have turned their backs on the Russian president, as #koaladiplomacy suggests....

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