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2015-09-02 20:45 MEDIA WATCH

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THE DEBATE

Erdogan's Toughest Battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 2)

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THE DEBATE

Erdogan's Toughest Battle? Turkish president reverses course on key issues (part 1)

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THE INTERVIEW

EU policy consigns Greece ‘to deeper depression’, says Stiglitz

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FOCUS

India - Pakistan: A new generation takes up arms in Kashmir

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MIDDLE EAST MATTERS

The road to exile: A Syrian family’s journey across Europe

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ENCORE!

Film Show: Wes Craven, ‘The Brand New Testament’, ‘This Ain't California’

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How Europe’s migrant crisis became a political battle

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BUSINESS DAILY

France cracks down on internship abuses with system overhaul

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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.

MEDIAWATCH

MEDIAWATCH

Latest update : 2013-11-08

Twitter: 'how lonely people came together to rip each other to shreds'

We look at the Twitter IPO, from "cronut" donuts, to protests, to a new book that is a company history-cum-crime novel. Wired.com describes "Hatching Twitter" as "the story of how lonely people came together to build a product designed to connect them to each other and the world around them - only to rip each other to shreds in order to control that very thing". We also look at a story buzzing in Paris: two restaurants are accused of putting "les moches"(ugly people) at the back, out of sight.

By Nicholas RUSHWORTH

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2015-09-02 Turkey

2015-09-02 20:45 MEDIA WATCH

A photo of the body of a young Syrian child washed up on the shores of Bodrum in Turkey has the internet in a furor. The image is yet another reminder of the human toll of the...

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2015-09-01 Iceland

2015-09-01 20:44 MEDIA WATCH

The migrant crisis continues to make headlines here in Europe. In Iceland, Facebook users are offering their homes to Syrian refugees, in protest at the government's policy to...

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2015-08-31 Emission courte

2015-08-31 20:44 MEDIA WATCH

A fresh take on big and bizarre news in the newspapers, on news websites, blogs and social media. France 24 also looks at stories about how the media functions and how it's...

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2015-08-28 migrants

'We need an American in every train compartment'

We look at how cartoons have been covering the migrant crisis. And, at a We look at how cartoonists have covered the migrant crisis as well as a New York Times explainer on the...

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2015-08-27 Nicolas Sarkozy

From Sarkozy to Kim Kardashian: Staged celebrity photos

In tonight's MediaWatch, we take a look at criticism of the playback function on social media, this in the aftermath of the shooting death of two journalists in Virginia live on...

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