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A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in newspapers, on news websites, blogs and social media. We also look at stories about how the media functions and how it’s evolving in today’s society. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

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Latest update : 2013-06-04

Erdogan: 'social media is the worst menace to society'

The Turkish Prime Minister has labelled social media a "menace", saying the "best example of lies can be found there". Last weekend at the height of the unrest, there were 3,000 tweets a second recorded on the issue. Elsewhere, we look at Nicolas Sarkozy and what the French press is calling his "parallel diplomacy". There is also criticism of the former French president for accepting payment from Goldman Sachs for speaking at a conference in London.

By James CREEDON

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2014-04-17 Freedom of the press

Algeria's media: a mixture of censorship and free speech

On the eve of Algeria's Presidential election, we take a look at the media landscape of the North Afrian country. Censorship is widely practised, in particular on television news...

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2014-04-15 Silvio Berlusconi

Pornography without borders is key benefit of EU, says French MEP

When asked what a key benefit of the EU is, many would answer "peace in our time" but few would think of easier access to porn as a top bonus. The latter argument has been made...

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2014-04-14 mediawatch

Russian media propaganda over Ukraine

Forbes.com points out a blatant example of propaganda on Russian television regarding events in Ukraine. We see an actor playing three different roles in tv news coverage across...

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2014-04-11 YouTube

Irish priest rocks You Tube with 'Hallelujah'

In this edition, we look at a viral video of a singing priest. Ireland's Ray Kelly does wonders singing Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah' at a wedding ceremony. He has had more than...

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2014-04-10 Valérie Trierweiler

Trierweiler tweet embarrasses Hollande on Mexico visit

Valérie Trierweiler has been quiet since losing her role as France's first lady earlier this year. A tweet from her now is causing a storm as former partner François Hollande...

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