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A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in the newspapers, on websites, blogs and social media. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2013-01-16

R.I.P. RUMP... and Gérard Depardieu

"Terrorist" or "Islamist"? We look at the semantics involved in France's offensive in Mali. Also, reaction to Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah on social media; it's the end of the RUMP - the breakaway faction of the UMP party supporting François Fillon... and finally, Gérard Depardieu is buried by culture magazine Les Inrockuptibles!

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2017-04-26 French Presidential Elections 2017

French presidential election: Posters and political spin

MediaWatch looks at the French factory visit that put Emmanuel Macron through the political spin cycle. His presidential rival, Marine Le Pen, beat him to the site in Amiens to...

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2017-04-25 France

Honouring slain policeman Xavier Jugelé

MediaWatch pays tribute to the French policeman killed in last week's terror attack, Xavier Jugelé. His partner gave a heart-rending address at a national memorial ceremony, with...

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2017-04-24 French Presidential Elections 2017

French presidential election: First round controversies

MediaWatch takes a look at online calls for a boycott of the second round of voting in the French presidential election under the hashtag #SansMoiLe7Mai. Meanwhile, Emmanuel...

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2017-04-21 France

An Election in the Shadow of Terror

Media Watch pays tribute to the police officer killed in Thursday's terror attack on the Champs-Élysées. France's PM accuses some presidential candidates of trying to use the...

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2017-04-20 homosexuality

The social media election: French candidates show their funny side

We take a look at how the main French presidential candidates are embracing Snapchat and other social media platforms to attract votes. Also, outrage is growing over Chechnya's...

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