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Hollande names new prime minister after local election fiasco

French President François Hollande addresses the nation after naming Manuel Valls as his new prime minister. This comes after a heavy defeat for the ruling Socialists in Sunday's municipal elections. Oliver Farry has a round-up of online reactions and more.

 

 

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2017-10-18 counter-terrorism

French counter-terror law slammed for weakening human rights

The French parliament has adopted a new anti-terror law, and some are saying that it will make France’s state of emergency permanent. We take a look at online and press reactions...

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2017-10-17 Sexual harassment

'Where is the solidarity for Somalia?'

We look at reactions to the #BalanceTonPorc hashtag here in France. Many say it's given women an opportunity to speak out against sexual harassment. Others, however, say naming...

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2017-10-16 sexual assault

#MeToo and #BalanceTonPorc expose extent of sexual harassment

MediaWatch takes a look at two hashtags - one that started in the US and another in France - that illustrate the full extent of sexual harassment against women in the workplace...

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2017-10-12 Donald Trump

#RoseArmy: Twitter faces backlash for suspending account of Weinstein critic

We look at reactions to rapper Eminem's epic diss of President Donald Trump in a freestyle rap. Meanwhile, the Harvey Weinstein scandal deepens as New York police reopen an...

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2017-10-09 Mike Pence

Mike Pence's costly NFL protest

MediaWatch examines the US Vice President's aborted (and costly) trip to an NFL game. Mike Pence walked out after some players took a knee during the National Anthem to protest...

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