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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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2017-09-22 Brexit

Dotard: an educational insult

Media Watch takes a look at some angry reactions to the latest speech on Brexit by the UK's prime minister. Many Brexit campaigners say they feel betrayed, while those who dream...

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2017-09-21 Catalan independence

Catalan referendum debacle

We take a look at the headlines and comment on Madrid's standoff with Barcelona regarding October's contested independence referendum.

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2017-09-20 Hassan Rouhani

Rogues aplenty at UN General Assembly

The trading of insults continued today as Iran's President Hassan Rouhani referred to Donald Trump as a "rogue newcomer", following how the US President referred to Iran as a...

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2017-09-19 Emmanuel Macron

Multilateralist Macron is the anti-Trump at UN General Assembly

Their speeches could not have been more different in tone or approach - Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron have made their first addresses to the UN General Assembly. We take a...

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2017-09-18 Emmanuel Macron

All eyes on Trump and Macron at UN General Assembly

Two speeches that are being hotly anticipated at this week's UN General Assembly are the debut addresses of Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron. We take a look at media coverage....

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