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The World This Week - 22 August 2014 (part 2)

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World This Week - 22 August 2014

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FRANCE IN FOCUS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

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Lifting the veil over China's air pollution

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ENCORE!

Tango Takeover in Paris

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WEB NEWS

Calls for ISIS media blackout after execution of James Foley

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IN THE PAPERS

'Steely resolve of reporters exploited by pared-down employers'

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BUSINESS DAILY

US judge calls Argentina bond swap offer illegal

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IN THE PAPERS

Cécile Duflot ruffles some feathers

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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.

MEDIAWATCH

MEDIAWATCH

Latest update : 2013-07-10

Rapper Mos Def tries Guantanamo-style force-feeding

To bring attention to the force-feeding of Guantanamo Bay inmates on hunger strike, a US rapper, Mos Def, took on more than he had bargained for. The gruesome process, whereby a plastic tube is inserted up the nose, can take up to two hours at a time and be performed twice daily on inmates. Also, Nicolas Sarkozy announces a political comeback (or does he?) while Britain's Channel 4 courts controversy during Ramadan.

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2014-08-21 unrest

Media accused of pro-protester bias in Ferguson

A new amateur video shows the police shooting an African-American man dead in St. Louis in what appears to be a disproportionate use of force; the incident has drawn widespread...

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2014-08-20 Journalism

'New York Post' slammed for publishing Foley execution images

#ISISMediaBlackout trended today on Twitter as web users appealed to one another not to share images of the execution of American journalist James Foley. We also look at a Vanity...

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2014-08-19 media

#IceBucketChallenge and hashtag activism

Is it "narcissim dressed up as altruism" as some have claimed? We take a look at the "IceBucketChallange" campaign and other campaigns on social media for valid causes that are...

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2014-08-18 riots

#Ferguson on Twitter

News websites are analysing the role Twitter has played in the coverage of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. Elsewhere, a French right-wing politician, Nadine Morano, has drawn...

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2014-08-15 France

French Defence Ministry live-tweets southern landings

70 years after they happened, France commemorates the southern landings of 1944 which - along with the D-Day landings 10 weeks beforehand - contributed to the liberation of...

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