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#MeToo and #BalanceTonPorc exposes extent of sexual harrassment

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Why was Hollywood so quick to shun Harvey Weinstein and not others?

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'Squeal on your pig': French women share sexual assault experiences on Twitter

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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 : 2014-08-20

#IceBucketChallenge and hashtag activism

Is it "narcissim dressed up as altruism" as some have claimed? We take a look at the "IceBucketChallange" campaign and other campaigns on social media for valid causes that are quickly forgotten. Also, Anjan Sundaram writing in The Observer looks at diminishing resources for reporting in the field where journalists focus on "an ever-narrower agenda".

By James CREEDON

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2017-10-16 sexual assault

#MeToo and #BalanceTonPorc exposes extent of sexual harrassment

Two hashtags - one that started in the US and another in France - are illustrating the full extent of sexual harrassment against women in the workplace and in public places.

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2017-10-12 Donald Trump

#RoseArmy: Twitter faces backlash for suspending account of Weinstein critic

We look at reactions to rapper Eminem's epic diss of President Donald Trump in a freestyle rap. Meanwhile, the Harvey Weinstein scandal deepens as New York police reopen an...

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2017-10-09 Mike Pence

Mike Pence's costly NFL protest

MediaWatch examines the US Vice President's aborted (and costly) trip to an NFL game. Mike Pence walked out after some players took a knee during the National Anthem to protest...

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2017-10-06 Sexual harassment

#DearCatCaller - a lesson in sexual harassment

Media Watch investigates the social experiment on Instagram that's put sexual harassment in the spotlight. "DearCatCaller" documents the unsolicited approaches and comments made...

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2017-10-05 Emmanuel Macron

Macron stirs up trouble

MediaWatch takes a look at an unusual turn of phrase for a French president. Emmanuel Macron said workers, who had protested the threatened closure of their factory, should look...

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