MediaWatch is our take on the stories big and bizarre in newspapers, on news websites, blogs and on social media. We also look at stories about how the media functions and how it’s evolving in today’s society. Presented by James Creedon, tune in at 8.45 pm and 10.22 pm Paris time.
We take a look at the latest catastrophic poll for the French president and a possible cabinet reshuffle in response. Also, far-right magazine "Minute" is accused of inciting racial hatred because of this week's front cover on Justice Minister Christiane Taubira. Finally, a white supremacist gets a shock, live on American TV.
We look at reaction to Super Storm Haiyan in the Philippines. A lot of attention centres on Yeb Saño, the Philippines lead negotiator at the UN Climate Summit in Warsaw in Poland, who has made a heartfelt speech calling for action. To make his point, he tweeted that he is fasting in solidarity with his family and all those struggling in the Philippines. We look, too, at a warning from humanitarian experts not to repeat mistakes made in efforts following 2004's Indian Ocean tsunami.
We look at a European Court of Justice ruling being reported in contrasting ways in the press. It concerns the rights of gays persecuted in their own countries to seek asylum in the EU. The case centres on a request by three gay men in Sierra Leone, Uganda and Senegal. Also, a dance video with a difference: a woman about to have a double mastectomy jives to Beyoncé's "Get Me Bodied" in the operating theatre.
We look at the Twitter IPO, from "cronut" donuts, to protests, to a new book that is a company history-cum-crime novel. Wired.com describes "Hatching Twitter" as "the story of how lonely people came together to build a product designed to connect them to each other and the world around them - only to rip each other to shreds in order to control that very thing". We also look at a story buzzing in Paris: two restaurants are accused of putting "les moches"(ugly people) at the back, out of sight.
Brazil's spying revelations have caused some in the American media to point at Dilma Rousseff and say "pot, kettle, black". The Brazilian President was one of the most vocal critics of NSA surveillance. Also, China tops France for English language proficiency. Finally, what do Xi Jinping and Jacques Chirac have in common?!