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Contemporary art takes over the French capital and the countryside

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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 : 2016-07-13

Hollande's expensive hairdresser

French social media has been reacting to news that François Hollande's hairdresser is paid just under €10,000 (gross) per month. The French president has inevitably had his hairdo modified by social media users. Also, we look at reactions to Boris Johnson being named British Foreign Secretary and Theresa May's first day at No. 10 Downing Street.

By James CREEDON

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2017-10-19 Spain

Spain 'goes nuclear' on Catalonia

We take a look at reactions to Madrid's decision to invoke Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution in order to suspend Catalonia's autonomy - a first in Spanish history. Also,...

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2017-10-18 counter-terrorism

French counter-terror law slammed for weakening human rights

The French parliament has adopted a new anti-terror law, and some are saying that it will make France’s state of emergency permanent. We take a look at online and press reactions...

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2017-10-17 Sexual harassment

'Where is the solidarity for Somalia?'

We look at reactions to the #BalanceTonPorc hashtag here in France. Many say it's given women an opportunity to speak out against sexual harassment. Others, however, say naming...

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2017-10-16 sexual assault

#MeToo and #BalanceTonPorc expose extent of sexual harassment

MediaWatch takes a look at two hashtags - one that started in the US and another in France - that illustrate the full extent of sexual harassment against women in the workplace...

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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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