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Auschwitz, the symbol of industrial-scale extermination

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Latest update : 2014-07-22

Too many graphic images from Gaza ?

More and more graphic images of the conflict in Gaza, some quite shocking, like those of dead children, are being posted online, but does this proliferation of images, true or fake, serve a purpose? Some journalists have called for restraint, arguing that too many images are devaluing the currency of shared humanity. Also, with social media encroaching on journalism’s turf, why are traditional media still needed?

We also take a look at images from this weekend’s banned pro-Palestinian rallies in Paris and its suburbs.

By James CREEDON

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2015-01-27 Holocaust

Auschwitz, 70 years on

70 years after the liberation of Auschwitz, world leaders gather at the concentration camp in remembrance. We take a look at the online coverage.

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2015-01-26 Syriza party

Far-left and far-right celebrate Syriza's victory

We take a look at online reactions to the victory of far-left party Syriza in Greek elections. Also, world leaders such as Christine Lagarde and David Cameron are pilloried...

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2015-01-23 King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

Twitter storm as IMF boss hails late Saudi king as 'strong advocate of women'

We look at reaction to Christine Lagarde's comment that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was "in a very discreet way a strong advocate of women". People lambasted the IMF boss...

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2015-01-22 apartheid

Sarkozy criticises Valls for use of term 'social apartheid'

On Tuesday, the French Prime Minister said the country's recent terrorist attacks exposed a "geographical, social and ethnic apartheid" in the society. Nicolas Sarkozy called the...

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2015-01-21 apartheid

'Apartheid' in France: Valls's words cause controversy

First up in this evening's Mediawatch, we look at reaction to the French Prime Minister Manuel Valls's use of the word "apartheid" to describe French social and ethnic divisions....

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