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'Thank you and goodbye': Clock starts on Brexit negotiations (part 1)

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'Thank you and goodbye': Clock starts on Brexit negotiations (part 2)

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Film show: 'Ghost in the Shell', 'The Confession' and Jean Rouch centenary

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Italy: Anti-establishment mayor of Rome faces grim reality of power

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Refugees of rap: Using music to speak out about the Syrian war

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Rise of populism: Could far-right leader Le Pen be France's next president?

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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 : 2014-03-17

'First Kiss' viral video inspired by French short film 'Le Baiser'?

We look at the phenomenon that is the viral video "First Kiss" and a French short film that may have inspired it. First though, record levels of pollution in Paris. Meanwhile, in Algeria, an independent TV channel is shut down in the run-up to the presidential election.

By James CREEDON

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2017-03-29 Brexit

It's Not EU, It's Me

Media Watch takes a look at reactions to #BrexitDay - as the UK Prime Minister triggers Article 50, to start the process of leaving the EU. Celebrations, disappointment and one...

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2017-03-28 Somalia

Charity begins on Twitter

MediaWatch takes a look at the social media star who's swapping selfies for being selfless. Frenchman Jerome Jarre used his Twitter following - and celebrity friends - to rustle...

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2017-03-27 Alexei Navalny

Protests, Putin & Prosecutions

MediaWatch takes a look at reactions to the protests in Russia and jailing of Putin critic, Alexei Navalny. Plus, the high-flying row over leggings. Many are outraged after two...

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2017-03-24 Donald Trump

Trumpcare falls before first hurdle

MediaWatch casts an eye over reactions to President Trump's first, bruising political defeat: the fall of Trumpcare. Plus, French far-right leader Marine Le Pen is welcomed into...

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2017-03-22 London

Internet users say 'we are not afraid' after Westminster attack

We take a look at some initial online reactions to the Westminster attack in London. Web users are paying tribute to the victims but refusing to give in to fear.

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