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Latest update : 2013-01-03

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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2015-03-27 Germanwings flight 4U9525

Anger at mental health stigmatisation after crash allegations

A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in newspapers, on news websites, blogs and social media. We also look at stories about how the media functions and how it's evolving in...

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2015-03-25 Germanwings flight 4U9525

No answers yet for Germanwings tragedy

Front pages around the world this morning were devoted to the Germanwings crash in the French Alps - we take a look at this plus elements of discussion on social media concerning...

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2015-03-24 Airbus

Online media react to Germanwings crash

The Germanwings crash is dominating news websites in French, Spain and Germany; we take a look at some coverage. On social media too, the crash is a major trend topic. Media such...

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2015-03-23 local elections

French local elections: Cigars, Chirac T-shirts and Sarkozy tattoos

We take a look at the front pages of the French press a day after French local elections. Also, does Nicolas Sarkozy have a tattoo?

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2015-03-20 pollution

Solar eclipse delights and disappoints

The solar eclipse was breathtaking for some... For others, the breathtaking pollution obscured much of its celestial majesty from view. Here in Paris, some described it as the...

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