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French presidential election: What attracts young voters to the far right?

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How traffickers lie to migrants wanting to go to Europe; and the gold rush polluting rivers in Ivory Coast

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MEDIAWATCH

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 : 2013-04-10

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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2017-03-24 Donald Trump

Trumpcare falls before first hurdle

MediaWatch casts an eye over reactions to President Trump's first, bruising political defeat: the fall of Trumpcare. Plus, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is welcomed into...

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2017-03-22 London

Internet users say 'we are not afraid' after Westminster attack

We take a look at some initial online reactions to the Westminster attack in London. Web users are paying tribute to the victims but refusing to give in to fear.

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2017-03-21 French Presidential Elections 2017

A French presidential debate with few surprises

We take a look at media and social media reactions to the first debate between major candidates in the French presidential election. Also, France's interior minister stands down...

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2017-03-16 Netherlands

What lessons for France after the Dutch election?

What does far-right candidate Geert Wilders’s poor showing in the Dutch elections mean for France, where National Front leader Marine Le Pen is hoping for victory in the...

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2017-03-15 François Fillon

Fillon fights on despite mounting scandals

He has been officially placed under formal investigation on suspicion of embezzling public funds. Yet French presidential candidate François Fillon fights on, much to the...

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