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Ukraine politician thrown on rubbish heap

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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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2014-09-16 Ukraine

Ukraine politician thrown on rubbish heap

Many a protest movement has threatened to "throw out" the politicians or "dump" them. In Ukraine earlier today, the notion was taken quite literally. Elsewhere, we look at the...

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2014-09-15 Scottish independence

Fighting back against facial recognition

Facial recognition technology is now integrated into Facebook autotagging, Google Glass apps and is used in policing, but techniques are being developed to fight back against an...

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2014-09-11 Social Media

For Nicolas Sarkozy, the comeback will be televised

He's always loved appearing on television and Nicolas Sarkozy's predicted return to politics will be announced in a prime time TV interview, analysts say. It is expected that his...

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2014-09-11 François Hollande

Scandal overload for French government

François Hollande has given an exclusive interview to the Nouvel Observateur magazine saying that Valérie Trierweiler's claims that he despises the poor are a blow to his entire...

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2014-09-10 Scotland

Photo of Hollande looking lost at NATO summit was fake

A viral photo of François Hollande looking lost at the NATO summit in Wales last week was a fake, it has emerged. Elsewhere, a look-alike of the Moroccan king is jailed for...

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