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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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2017-04-25 France

Honouring slain policeman Xavier Jugelé

MediaWatch pays tribute to the French policeman killed in last week's terror attack, Xavier Jugelé. His partner gave a heart-rending address at a national memorial ceremony, with...

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2017-04-24 French Presidential Elections 2017

French presidential election: First round controversies

MediaWatch takes a look at online calls for a boycott of the second round of voting in the French presidential election under the hashtag #SansMoiLe7Mai. Meanwhile, Emmanuel...

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2017-04-21 France

An Election in the Shadow of Terror

Media Watch pays tribute to the police officer killed in Thursday's terror attack on the Champs-Élysées. France's PM accuses some presidential candidates of trying to use the...

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2017-04-20 homosexuality

The social media election: French candidates show their funny side

We take a look at how the main French presidential candidates are embracing Snapchat and other social media platforms to attract votes. Also, outrage is growing over Chechnya's...

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2017-04-19 Venezuela

Hollywood's 'far-left' message to French voters

The "mother of all protests": We look at social media reactions as Venezuelans take to the streets to defend or oppose their government. In France, far-left presidential...

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