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MEDIAWATCH

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Latest update : 2013-05-08

France's 'Canard Enchaîné' publishes recordings of prank phone calls

France's top satirical paper has decided to break with a tradition of having almost no web presence and has posted two audio files of prank calls. Among the victims is Claude Guéant, the former interior minister who is currently embroiled in a scandal over alleged government slush funds and illegal fundraising from Libya for Sarkozy's 2007 campaign. Both Guéant and his UMP colleague Patrick Devedjian let some "cats out of the bag". First though, the French Army hits social media!

By James CREEDON

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2014-09-02 Social Media

Apparent beheading of Steven Sotloff sees more calls for #IsisMediaBlackout

We take a look at online reaction to the apparent beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff by ISIS and a video purporting to show the execution that is circulating online. Calls...

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2014-09-01 French politics

Is Carla Bruni against a political comeback for Sarkozy?

Le Parisien reports that Carla Bruni "had a huge row" with Nicolas Sarkozy during a holiday in Bali over the former president's ambitions to make a political comeback. Elsewhere...

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2014-08-29 NATO

No strategy and a beige suit

Barack Obama's press conference yesterday was talked about mostly for his choice of suit... but also for a gaffe in which he said that he had "no strategy" regarding the Islamic...

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2014-08-28 Manuel Valls

The deleted tweets of Manuel Valls

French PM Manuel Valls has discovered to his chagrin that deleting tweets that are no longer convenient has placed them under the spotlight even more! Elsewhere, we look at the...

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2014-08-27 French economy

'Macron-economy' pun already worn out

After his surprise appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday's buzz in France has been about Emmanuel Macron. Just 36 and a former Rothschild banker, he is the new Economy Minister. One...

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