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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.

Latest update : 2014-01-13

French glossy magazine alleges Hollande is having an affair

A French gossip magazine has published photographs that it says show François Hollande is having an affair with a well-known French actress. The magazine has since withdrawn the information from its website, but not before hundreds of thousands of copies were sold in French news stands. We take a look at the story and what it may mean for the private lives of French presidents as covered by the French press.

By James CREEDON

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2017-11-17 Sexual harassment

Harassment and hypocrisy in Washington

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2017-11-16 Twitter

Twitter, hate speech & blue ticks

MediaWatch takes a look at how Twitter is clamping down on neo-Nazi, white supremacist, anti-Muslim accounts. Users who "promote hatred" have had their verification status...

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2017-11-15 Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: A coup, or not a coup?

MediaWatch delves into the debate over whether or not there's been a coup in Zimbabwe. Much of the media focus is on Robert Mugabe's wife, "Gucci Grace", a woman with ruthless...

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2017-11-14 Brexit

Which way is the Brexit?

MediaWatch takes a look at how the latest twists in the UK's Brexit saga are playing out. Many are criticising a lack of direction and forgotten campaign promises. There are also...

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2017-11-13 terrorism

Remembering the Paris terror attacks

MediaWatch looks at how the second anniversary of the Paris terror attacks has been marked. There's grief, but also a lot of anger. Emmanuel Macron's emotional response to the...

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