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Live from the newsroom, we provide an overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

IN THE PAPERS

IN THE PAPERS

Latest update : 2014-05-12

The follies (and frailties) of 'Hashtag Activism'

From the follies of "hashtag activism" to propaganda wars between East and West, Nigeria and Ukraine continue to motivate the scribes in today's papers.

The Independent, in its coverage of the protest against Boko Haram, quotes a Nigerian author who says hashtag activism is like lighting candles as a cure for cancer. It's a critical look at the West's approach to troubled regions like Nigeria. 

The Moscow Times reports on the referendum in the east of Ukraine, and describes a war of propaganda, where Russian television portrayed the referendum as a seamless exercise in democracy, while the West depicted it as a chaotic mess. You decide. 

An Austrian drag queen has won the Eurovision song contest, and it's prompted debate about what it all means for Europe. The Telegraph says it's a celebration of tolerance. The Guardian however, warns of the tweets of disgruntled dissenters representing those who don't agree with this new side of Europe, and they'll likely make themselves heard in protest votes at the European elections in two weeks. 

By Kyle G. BROWN

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2014-09-19 UK

'It's No Go' as Scotland rejects independence

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Fri. 19.09.14: Papers around the world and social media react to Scotland’s historic vote, after 55% of voters rejected independence in a referendum.

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2014-09-18 Scotland

France looks on as Scotland votes

FRENCH PAPERS - Thurs. 18.09.14: French papers react to the Scottish independence referendum. Also, where are Hollande's dwindling supporters? And Nicolas Sarkozy makes new...

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2014-09-17 Scotland

Salmond's 'emotional eve-of poll plea to Scots to seize their historic opportunity'

INTERNATIONAL PAPERS - Weds. 17.09.14: All eyes turn to Scotland today. With just 24 hours before the hotly anticipated independence referendum, the gloves are coming off. Also,...

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2014-09-17 Socialist Party (France)

'Valls is starting to act like Hollande'

FRENCH PAPERS - Weds. 17.09.14: Manuel Valls and his narrow vote of confidence are in the spotlight today. Up until the last minute, the French Prime Minister tried to sway...

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2014-09-16 French economy

Is Valls crying wolf?

FRENCH PAPERS - Tues. 16.09.14: Prime Minister Manuel Valls is in the spotlight today. For the second time in five months he’s going to ask lawmakers to give him a vote of...

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