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Tightening grip: French government unveils controversial migrant law

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Latest update : 2013-06-14

Google stops attempts to hack thousands of Iranian web users ahead of vote

Many Iranians who want to surf online have to use a VPN - a Virtual Private Network - via a connection abroad. Iran has had a cyber police force since 2011. Google says there have been attempts to hack into tens of thousands of its accounts in the country prior to Friday's presidential election. We also look at a TV quiz show host in Turkey who re-jigged his programme to satirise Erdogan. And at an unexpected media break-up: the Rupert Murdoch-Wendy Deng divorce.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2018-02-20 Afrin

Afrin, 'a war without images'

The French news website Mediapart has dubbed the Afrin offensive a "war without images" - we take a look at the Turkish media crackdown and how it is impacting on coverage in the...

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2018-02-19 shootings

Gun control continues to trend on US social media

We take a look at why the Parkland school shooting in Florida remains a major topic of public debate in US media, in particular because of the key role student activists are...

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2018-02-16 China

A controversial Chinese New Year

The must-see TV event of the Chinese New Year has left many people angry. CCTV's Spring Festival Gala caused uproar with its use of "blackface" on a Chinese actress. The sketch...

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2018-02-15 shootings

'Thoughts and prayers'

The US is averaging one school shooting every 60 hours so far in 2018. The latest school shooting in Florida has infuriated social media users who are demanding action and...

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2018-02-14 Jacob Zuma

Zuma resigns... on Valentine's Day

This programme went to air shortly before Jacob Zuma resigned - we take a look at press and social media exasperation at "The Long Goodbye". Also, it's the first Valentine's Day...

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