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Sweden: A Feminist's Paradise?

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Politics: parties under pressure

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In Burma, the rise of radical Buddhism

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Haute Couture: the hand-stitched clothing made in Paris that sells for the price of small yachts

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'Caution, another Cast Lead lies ahead'

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Rising into the ranks of Haute Couture

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Gaza: How to Stop the Spiral? Israel Readies For Ground Offensive

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Gaza: How to Stop the Spiral? Israel Readies For Ground Offensive (part 2)

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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.



Latest update : 2013-07-19

Stand your ground … and boycott Florida

Social media puts the Sunshine State on trial, as Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law comes under fire in the aftermath of George Zimmerman's acquittal. A police photographer offers another face of the Boston bomber, in response to a Rolling Stone magazine cover of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. And a mother says she'd burn a masterpiece for her son; it turns out she was telling the truth.

By Olivia Salazar-Winspear




2014-07-10 media

A thin line between fact-checking and propaganda in Gaza social media coverage

The use of hashtags such as #GazaUnderFire have highlighted the difficulty in authenticating images of victims that appear on social media. We look at the challenges for...

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2014-07-09 Brazil

Israeli strikes on Gaza as seen on social media

We take a look at how Israeli airstrikes on Gaza are playing out on social media, in particular the propaganda effort by each side. Also, World Cup buzz after Germany defeated...

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2014-07-08 media

Fans heart emoji-only social network

On tonight's media menu: a social network using only emoji, a crowdfunding project for something completely unworthy that has nonetheless gone viral, but first off, buzz...

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2014-07-07 Tour de France

What do al-Baghdadi, Sarkozy and Castro have in common?

All have been photographed wearing Rolex watches and suffered criticism as a result! We take a look at the fallout from a video of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, where an...

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2014-07-04 2014 FIFA World Cup

'Fin de l'histoire'

France's World Cup hopes came to an end this evening in Rio de Janeiro after a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Germany. We take a look at online buzz in the run-up to the encounter as...

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