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Latest update : 2013-04-24

Passage of gay marriage act 'reminiscent of the Terror during French Revolution'

The French Parliament has approved gay marriage. A constitutional challenge is in the offing but, barring a huge surprise, the first gay weddings will take place in the summer. We look at one gay couple, married in a ceremony in 2004, who now have a chance to make their match legal. Meanwhile, in the anti-gay marriage camp, Prince Henri de France is up in arms - where is democracy going? he asks. Join us for Media Watch.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2017-11-23 Australia

The refugees of Manus Island

MediaWatch investigates online reactions to the police raid on one of Australia's offshore asylum detention centres. Refugees have used social media to tell the world about their...

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2017-11-22 Ratko Mladic

Stars join campaign to #FreeCyntoiaBrown

MediaWatch looks at reactions to the war crimes conviction of Ratko Mladic. One man, who became a symbol of the Butcher of Bosnia’s brutality, was there to witness him being...

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2017-11-21 Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe's end of an era

MediaWatch looks at reactions to a momentous day for Zimbabwe, with the resignation of Robert Mugabe. There are jubilant scenes on the streets, but some are sounding a note of...

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2017-11-20 murder

Manson: Murder, mythology and mistaken identity

MediaWatch looks at the varied and sometimes surprising reactions to the death of murderous cult leader, Charles Manson. Alongside articles and social media posts denouncing his...

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2017-11-17 Sexual harassment

Harassment and hypocrisy in Washington

MediaWatch looks at the latest allegations of sexual impropriety to hit Washington. Democrat senator and former comedian, Al Franken, has apologised. His accuser says he forced a...

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