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Latest update : 2013-12-02

Hollande's anger with French TV news

The French President has a testy relationship with rolling news channels, in particular after last month's deportation of a Roma schoolgirl. The deportation became a hot topic in the French media. When Hollande - some say ill-advisedly - responded to the controversy in a national address broadcast across the media, some channels gave the schoolgirl a chance to reply immediately on air. Elysée spin doctors were not impressed, seeing the episode as deeply disrespectful of the president.

By James CREEDON

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