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Charter of transparency…but no official ‘first lady’ title for Brigitte Macron

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What's next for the "Islamic State Group"?

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Opera singers Thomas Hampson & Luca Pisaroni return to Paris

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Hunger has forced many Nigerian refugees in northern Cameroon to return to dangerous Boko Haram territory.

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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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2017-08-18 Spain

'Siempre vida Barcelona'

Did the media show images that were too graphic of the Las Ramblas attack? We take a look at this and other questions in the media the day after the deadly attacks in Spain.

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2017-08-16 Donald Trump

Trump's 'unprecedented transgression'

Le Monde, along with other media around the world, is leading on Donald Trump's press conference on Tuesday where he appeared to "draw a moral equivalence between anti-racist...

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2017-08-15 Donald Trump

Are Trump's deleted retweets accidental or calculated?

Donald Trump seems to have attacked the media again by retweeting a meme showing a Trump-labeled train crashing into the CNN logo. The retweet was subsequently deleted. We ask...

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2017-08-10 Donald Trump

Kenya's #GitheriMan: A welcome distraction

Media Watch takes a look at the latest reactions to mounting tension between the US and North Korea. Plus, Kenyans have found a way to distract themselves from concerns over...

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2017-08-09 France

France's soldiers targeted again

Media Watch takes a look at the reactions to the latest attack on soldiers patrolling the streets of France. Many are questioning if "Opération Sentinelle" should continue. Plus,...

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