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Censorship backfires on Chinese government and Xi Jinping plays with fire

We focus on China this evening, where Chinese state media and social media have undergone a role-reversal: unusually candid coverage of environmental protests in China's national press, but virtual silence online. We examine why, and what these protests are really about. Plus, a corruption scandal of unprecedented proportions - the New Yorker's explainer of Zhou Yongkang's rumoured house arrest underscores the epic gamble Xi Jinping is taking. And PSG fans go nuts online after beating Chelsea.

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2015-03-31 Facebook

Facebook tracks you, even if you are not a user

According to a study conducted in Leuven University, Facebook tracks you even if you are logged out, even if you opt out and even if you are not a Facebook user. Elsewhere we...

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2015-03-30 local elections

"Slap in the face" for Socialists in French local elections

We take a look at press reaction and social media comment in lightof yesterday's local elections in France. Also, a failed attempt at burning the EU flag...

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2015-03-27 Germanwings flight 4U9525

Anger at mental health stigmatisation after crash allegations

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...

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2015-03-25 Germanwings flight 4U9525

No answers yet for Germanwings tragedy

Front pages around the world this morning were devoted to the Germanwings crash in the French Alps - we take a look at this plus elements of discussion on social media concerning...

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2015-03-24 Airbus

Online media react to Germanwings crash

The Germanwings crash is dominating news websites in French, Spain and Germany; we take a look at some coverage. On social media too, the crash is a major trend topic. Media such...

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