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Latest update : 2013-04-10

The face of homophobia

A vicious assault on the streets of Paris has given a face to homophobia. Wilfred de Bruijn was badly beaten up last weekend simply for holding his boyfriend's arm, this in the midst of an increasingly radical and violent movement against gay marriage. He posted a photo of his swollen face on Facebook and within 24 hours it had spread like wildfire across the media. Could Wilfred's face provide the focus for a backlash?

By James CREEDON

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2014-10-23 media

Media response to Ottawa shooting

We take a look at some reactions to the Ottawa shooting. Also, an iconic photo from the fall of the Berlin Wall featured a Frenchman called "Laurent", Rue89 has discovered. The...

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2014-10-20 sculpture

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We take a look at buzz over the weekend about an art installation for the Paris Contemporary Art Fair that was vandalised because it looked liked a sex toy. The inflatable...

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2014-10-21 television

Armed clowns terrify the north of France

A bizarre story from the north of France has done the rounds of the world's media: armed clowns have been terrorising various towns. A youth was handed down a suspended sentence...

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2014-10-17 Michelle Obama

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With a potential breakthrough on the horizon for the release of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, we look at whether the online campaign #BringBackOurGirls may have helped. We...

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2014-10-16 Emmanuel Macron

'Ebola psychosis': Is the media partly to blame?

Fox News and other media have been accused of contributing to paranoia about an Ebola pandemic - we take a look at some of the criticism. Elsewhere, France's Economy Minister is...

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