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Around 150 killed in suspected Boko Haram attacks in north-east Nigeria

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Egypt cracks down on media

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Egypt at daggers drawn (part2)

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Egypt at daggers drawn (part1)

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At least 7 killed in clashes as Burundi awaits vote results

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Millions affected by Boko Haram's mass violence

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Winehouse doco traces singer's tragic demise

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'IS group's caliphate is here to stay'

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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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2015-07-02 caricature

"Hands off 'Les Guignols'"

A social media campaign is gathering pace to protest the potential axing of a popular political satire show in France, "Les Guignols de l'info". Also, a look at the debate in the...

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2015-07-02 Egypt

Egypt cracks down on media

In MediaWatch in the France 24 Debate, we take a look at Egypt's crackdown on freedom of speech.

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2015-07-01 Greece

Crowdfund Greek media instead of Greek debt!

As a crowdfunding project raises almost one million euros to help Greece, we look at the limits of such an initiative. Meanwhile, a project to help the Greek media also creates...

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2015-06-30 Greece

#CrowdfundGreece

We take a look at some analysis of the Greek bailout crisis and also a crowdfunding initiative to help!

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2015-06-29 Greece

Is Alexis Tsipras playing with fire?

MediaWatch delves into the latest on the Greek debt crisis, as capital controls are enforced and a referendum on proposed bailout terms is to be held next Sunday. Some...

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