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MEDIAWATCH

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 : 2014-05-02

May Day in the media

The French media debate the cost to GDP of bank holidays. Also, the potentially devastating consequences of being over-worked: we take a look at some stories. Finally, a National Front rally is interrupted by Femen protesters, leading to a bizarre exchange between one of their politicians and Femen on Twitter.

By James CREEDON

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2018-06-18 migrants

'Aquarius', refugees and 'Europe's soul'

As the controversy continues over Europe's divided response to the MS Aquarius, we take a look at comment in various European media about a major faultline in European politics:...

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2018-06-15 Emmanuel Macron

Macron likes his china fancy

Emmanuel Macron is believed to have bought half a million euros worth of china for the Élysée Palace. That's ten times the figure given by the government, and it comes just days...

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2018-06-14 World Cup 2018

World Cup fever

The World Cup has kicked off in Russia. In this edition of MediaWatch, we talk about Robbie Williams' opening performance (and that middle finger!), the fashion sense of...

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2018-06-13 migrants

Aquarius: Using migrants as political pawns

The spat between France and Italy over the Aquarius boat is making waves on the internet, with cartoonists depicting the boat and its occupants as pawns being used in the...

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2018-06-12 Donald Trump

'The bromance of the century'

We take a look at comment, reactions and cartoons in the aftermath of the Trump-Kim Singapore summit.

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