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Davos 2017: 'I believe in the power of entrepreneurs to change the world'

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French education with a difference: Teachers who think outside the box

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Equality in the boardroom: French law requires large firms to have 40% women on boards

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Men's fashion: Winter 2017/2018 collections shake up gender barriers

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Turkish writer Aslı Erdoğan speaks out about her time behind bars

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Video: Threat of economic crisis still looms in Zimbabwe

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DAVOS 2017: Has the bubble burst?

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BUSINESS DAILY

DAVOS 2017: Summit overshadowed by geopolitical changes

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MEDIAWATCH

A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in the newspapers, on websites, blogs and social media. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

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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2017-01-18 Manuel Valls

Online reactions to former French PM Valls being slapped in face

Could Manuel Valls get another "slap in the face" in the upcoming left-wing primary? Is such violence against a public figure ever justifiable? Should the former French prime...

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2017-01-17 Theresa May

Brexit Means Hard Brexit

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to the British prime minister's speech outlining her plan for Brexit. Opinion is sharply divided. Some are accusing her of trying to have her...

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2017-01-16 Donald Trump

Trump will still tweet from personal Twitter account as president

Donald Trump has confirmed that he will continue to use his personal Twitter handle @realDonaldTrump instead of the official US presidential account @POTUS - we take a look at...

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2017-01-13 Donald Trump

Whitewashing Jacko

MediaWatch casts an eye over the latest reactions to the unverified Trump/Russia dossier, in particular the revelations about the former spy who put it together. Plus, an online...

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2017-01-12 Socialist Party (France)

France's left-wing candidates debate each other

The first left-wing primary debate got underway this evening in Paris - we take a look at the buzz and the commentary as former Prime Minister Manuel Valls faces off with six...

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