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MEDIAWATCH

MEDIAWATCH

Latest update : 2014-05-01

Anti-racism banana campaign was pre-planned

A viral campaign that fought back against racist gestures in the world of football was pre-planned, it has emerged. The Brazilian footballers behind the seemingly spontaneous campaign, Neymar and Dani Alves of Barcelona FC, had consulted a Spanish PR company over how to deal with racist gestures such as banana-throwing. Elsewhere, Dominique Strauss-Kahn sues a sex club that intends to use his initials over the door. Finally, stay tuned for some Gallic shrugging at the end of the segment!

By James CREEDON

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2014-11-26 Nicolas Sarkozy

Sarkozy criticised for comments about former Justice Minister's origins

Nicolas Sarkozy has said that his reason for naming Rachida Dati as Justice Minister in 2007 was partly down to her North African origins. The comments made by the former...

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2014-11-25 Ferguson

#Ferguson

In the wake of the St. Louis County grand jury decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown, we take a look at media and social...

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2014-11-24 François Hollande

Fears of a mole in the Elysée over photos of Hollande and Gayet

"Voici" magazine insists its photos of François Hollande and Julie Gayet in a courtyard of the Elysée Palace were taken from a convenient vantage point outside the presidential...

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2014-11-21 Julie Gayet

Hollande photographed with Julie Gayet on Elysée palace balcony

Gossip magazine "Voici" is calling her France's "quasi-official First Lady". Julie Gayet was photographed by paparazzi alongside the French president on a balcony of the Elysée...

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2014-11-20 Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

Did a 'second French jihadist' really appear in IS group video?

Yesterday, the French authorities named a "second French jihadist" who they claimed appeared in an IS organisation execution video. However, journalists at FRANCE 24 and...

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