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Provocative sculpture "unplugged"

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Whose boots on the ground? Turkey wary of Syrian Kurds

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A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in newspapers, on news websites, blogs and social media. We also look at stories about how the media functions and how it's evolving in today's society. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

MEDIAWATCH

MEDIAWATCH

Latest update : 2014-01-29

Sarkozy's 2007 campaign part-funded by Gaddafi?

A recording has emerged of Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi claiming in a 2011 interview that he helped Nicolas Sarkozy get elected by part-funding his 2007 campaign. Elsewhere, we find out what Valérie Trierweiler has been telling journalists during her second day of a trip to India. Finally, we look at examples of top-heavy local governance in France, plus the story of an Iranian teacher who became a hero for his gesture of solidarity with a sick student.

By James CREEDON

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2014-10-20 sculpture

Provocative sculpture "unplugged"

We take a look at buzz over the weekend about an art installation for the Paris Contemporary Art Fair that was vandalised because it looked liked a sex toy. The infalatable...

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2014-10-17 Michelle Obama

Might #BringBackOurGirls have worked?

With a potential breakthrough on the horizon for the release of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, we look at whether the online campaign #BringBackOurGirls may have helped. We...

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2014-10-16 Emmanuel Macron

'Ebola psychosis': Is the media partly to blame?

Fox News and other media have been accused of contributing to paranoia about an Ebola pandemic - we take a look at some of the criticism. Elsewhere, France's Economy Minister is...

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2014-10-15 Islamic veil

Former minister confronts woman wearing full Islamic veil

Nadine Morano, a minister under Nicolas Sarkozy's presidency, has spoken out on social media about an altercation she had with a woman wearing the full Islamic veil in public. We...

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2014-10-14 Ebola

Is Ebola coverage unbalanced?

We take a look at a political cartoon depicting unbalanced Ebola coverage - the drawing shows white victims of the disease getting more media attention than black victims.

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