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Latest update : 2013-01-18

When terrorists tweet

Should Twitter censor "terrorist tweets"? The Twitter account of Somali militants Al Shabaab shared a photo of a dead French soldier earlier this week and announced the death of another today. We look at the social network's censorship policy. First though, we look at reaction to the Algerian hostage crisis on the web and in the Algerian media.

By James CREEDON

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2014-04-17 Freedom of the press

Algerian election: Bouteflika votes in wheelchair

The image that has dominated social media of today's Algerian election is ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika casting his vote in a wheelchair. Derision of the President on...

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2014-04-17 Freedom of the press

Algeria's media: a mixture of censorship and free speech

On the eve of Algeria's Presidential election, we take a look at the media landscape of the North Afrian country. Censorship is widely practised, in particular on television news...

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2014-04-15 Silvio Berlusconi

Pornography without borders is key benefit of EU, says French MEP

When asked what a key benefit of the EU is, many would answer "peace in our time" but few would think of easier access to porn as a top bonus. The latter argument has been made...

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2014-04-14 mediawatch

Russian media propaganda over Ukraine

Forbes.com points out a blatant example of propaganda on Russian television regarding events in Ukraine. We see an actor playing three different roles in tv news coverage across...

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2014-04-11 YouTube

Irish priest rocks You Tube with 'Hallelujah'

In this edition, we look at a viral video of a singing priest. Ireland's Ray Kelly does wonders singing Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' at a wedding ceremony. He has had more than...

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