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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.

By James CREEDON

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2016-08-31 Brazil

Trump's trip to Mexico and Dilma Rousseff impeached

Tonight in Mediawatch, two topics are in the spotlight: Trump's visit to Mexico (after a year of insulting Mexicans!) and Dilma Rousseff's impeachment as seen on social media.

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2016-08-30 Emmanuel Macron

Socialists complain of Macron's 'betrayal' of Hollande

Emmanuel Macron has stood down as Economy Minister and is thought to be planning a bid for the presidency in 2017. The move is being widely seen in left-wing circles as a...

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2016-08-29 Islam

Weiner strikes again

Anthony Weiner is at the centre of another "sexting" scandal - we take a look at the online buzz. First though, Jean-Pierre Chevènement - the proposed head of a new "Foundation...

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2016-08-26 France

French court rules #burkini ban 'clearly illegal'

MediaWatch looks at the latest twist in the battle of the "burkini". France's highest court has ruled a beach ban is "clearly illegal". But many mayors are pledging not to back...

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2016-08-25 France

Should men also be 'liberated from oppressive beachwear'?

Buzzfeed asked this question in a particularly tongue in cheek manner. We bring you the latest buzz online surrounding the burkini ban. First up though, a video of a girl being...

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