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Uganda protests: 1 dead, several injured during clashes with police

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#MeToo and the court of public opinion

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BUSINESS DAILY

S&P 500 ties record for longest bull run

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THE DEBATE

Day 100 for Oleg Sentsov: Crimean-born filmmaker on indefinite hunger strike

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IN THE PRESS

‘Asia Weinstein’: Italian press relishes Argento assault allegations

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FOCUS

Venezuela: Worsening economic crisis erodes Chavista stronghold

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ENCORE!

Strike a pose: The Studio Harcourt on capturing star profiles across the decades

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EYE ON AFRICA

Jacob Zuma corruption scandal: Influence-peddling inquiry opens

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MEDIAWATCH

#MeToo accuser accused in turn

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THE INTERVIEW

An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

Latest update : 2017-03-23

Thomas Friedman on technology, Trump and the media

Thomas L. Friedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and the author of several best-selling books. In his latest work, "Thank You for Being Late", he explains the challenge of every society today: to adapt to a simultaneous acceleration of technology, globalisation and climate change. He calls his book "a celebration of everything old and slow", saying "the faster the world gets, the more those old and slow values are going to matter".

Thomas Friedman expresses concern about Donald Trump's presidency, warning that the US leader "can do a lot of damage".

"[Russian President Vladimir] Putin hacked our election," he added. "And all I would say to my friends in France is beware, because he's probably hacking your election right now too".

Finally, Friedman emphasizes the crucial role of the press in understanding today's changing world. In the era of Donald Trump, "it’s so easy to delegitimise the media", but the latter "has never been more important".

By Stéphanie ANTOINE

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