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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 : 2013-03-20

The Iraq War and the media

The media was laregely criticised for irresponsible journalism in the run-up to the Iraq War. Respected media institutions such as the New York Times endorsed the war based on flawed information about WMD, some of it leaked from the Bush administration. Ten years on, have the lessons been learnt? Also, symbols of a more humble papacy and Le Monde is accused of destroying an Argentinian photographer's archives.

By James CREEDON

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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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2017-09-15 London

#Cassini goes out in a blaze of glory

Media Watch looks at reactions in London, and further afield, after the latest terror attack to hit the UK's capital. There's resolve and resilience, but also criticism of Donald...

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