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A fresh take on the news big and bizarre in the newspapers, on websites, blogs and social media. From Monday to Friday at 8.45 pm Paris time.

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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2017-10-20 New Zealand

The new 30s club: NZ's Jacinda Ardern joins list of maverick leaders

In today's show, we look at New Zealand's youthful and youngest ever leader, Jacinda Ardern who's joined the growing list of leaders under 40! In other news, we look at the role...

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2017-10-19 Spain

Spain 'goes nuclear' on Catalonia

We take a look at reactions to Madrid's decision to invoke Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution in order to suspend Catalonia's autonomy - a first in Spanish history. Also,...

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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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