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Latest update : 2016-05-31

‘The best way to afford a suit is to get a job’

We take a look at how French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron's unfortunate remarks to a trade unionist have become fodder for internet memes and hashtags. Also, can the country’s strike actions affect the Euro 2016 championship? Despite the display of wide discontent, France still does well in work-life balance indices. And finally, China is yet again in hot water after a controversial initiative targeting female drivers.

By James CREEDON

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2017-04-26 French Presidential Elections 2017

Posters & Political Spin

Media Watch looks at the 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 woo...

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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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