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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 : 2014-06-30

'Cognac for breakfast'

We look at the reasons Jean-Claude Juncker's nomination as European Commission President led to such opposition in the UK, including a report in The Daily Telegraph pointing to "concerns about his lifestyle". Also, Algerian fans' celebrations lead to some hostile remarks in the media. Finally, what countries get the most attention in French TV news coverage?

By James CREEDON

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2017-04-26 French Presidential Elections 2017

French presidential election: Posters and political spin

MediaWatch looks at the French factory visit that put Emmanuel Macron through the political spin cycle. His presidential rival, Marine Le Pen, beat him to the site in Amiens to...

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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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