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Ethiopia corruption crackdown: Former Head of military-led firm arrested

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Gazan TV bombing: attack on the press or military strike on a propaganda tool?

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THE DEBATE

Back from the brink? Gaza shootout triggers worst figting since 2014

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She's alive: Discovering Mary Shelley, 200 years after Frankenstein was published

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Saudi Arabia's increasing influence in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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IN THE PRESS

The Queen, infertility and marriage troubles: Michelle Obama's tell-all memoir

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PERSPECTIVE

Nov 13 Paris terror attacks: 'Islam is part of the solution'

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THE INTERVIEW

'Iran has shown patience and continues to be part of nuclear deal'

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EYE ON AFRICA

Tensions within DR Congo opposition as deal on joint candidate falls apart

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THE INTERVIEW

An interview with a French or international personality from the world of economics, politics, culture or diplomacy. Every Wednesday at 4.45 pm Paris time and Saturday at 7.45 am.

Latest update : 2017-03-23

Thomas Friedman on technology, Trump and the media

Thomas L. Friedman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist and the author of several best-selling books. In his latest work, "Thank You for Being Late", he explains the challenge of every society today: to adapt to a simultaneous acceleration of technology, globalisation and climate change. He calls his book "a celebration of everything old and slow", saying "the faster the world gets, the more those old and slow values are going to matter".

Thomas Friedman expresses concern about Donald Trump's presidency, warning that the US leader "can do a lot of damage".

"[Russian President Vladimir] Putin hacked our election," he added. "And all I would say to my friends in France is beware, because he's probably hacking your election right now too".

Finally, Friedman emphasizes the crucial role of the press in understanding today's changing world. In the era of Donald Trump, "it’s so easy to delegitimise the media", but the latter "has never been more important".

By Stéphanie ANTOINE

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