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Latest update : 2013-10-29

Russell Brand sparks debate on revolution

Russell Brand's interview last week with BBC's "Newsnight" has sparked a huge debate online. The comedian and actor called for a spiritual and societal revolution. The YouTube video of the interview has had almost 8 million views in just five days. We take a look at what his supporters say and why the critics loathe him. Also, a recent poll shows UMP leader Jean-François Copé is deeply unpopular. Finally, we check out a viral video in support of Saudi women drivers.

By James CREEDON

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2016-06-30 Brexit

Boris Backs Out After Brexit

Media Watch takes a look at another momentous day in British politics. Boris Johnson won't be in the running to be the next Prime Minister. Having led the campaign to take the UK...

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2016-06-29 Turkey

Istanbul's suffering in the shadows?

MediaWatch takes a look at the reactions, online and in the media, to the latest terror attack in Turkey. Some feel the events in Istanbul haven't received as much attention as...

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2016-06-28 Turkey

Turkish Airport Blasts

Media Watch takes a look at first reactions to the deadly explosions at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul. Turkey's Justice Minister has confirmed at least 10 people were killed. Plus,...

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2016-06-27 Brexit

Post-Referendum Racism

MediaWatch takes a look at the continuing fallout from the UK's vote to leave the European Union. Some are questioning Boris Johnson's optimistic view of Britain post-Brexit. And...

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2016-06-24 Brexit

#Brexit sparks a storm on social media

The UK's decision to leave the EU has caused a storm on Twitter and Facebook, with the referendum looking set to have global repercussions. Many users are drawing comparisons...

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