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IN THE PRESS

An overview of the stories making the French and international newspaper headlines. From Monday to Friday live at 7.20 am and 9.20 am Paris time.

Latest update : 2018-01-11

Backlash after French female celebrities criticise #MeToo

IN THE WORLD PAPERS - Wednesday, January 10: The international backlash continues after French female celebrities condemn the #MeToo movement as puritanism. Also, Benjamin Netanyahu's son is embroiled in a scandal some are calling "Strippergate". And sales soar of a Canadian author's book about the Second World War, "Fire and Fury", after people mistakenly purchase it instead of Michael Wolff's tell-all blockbuster about Donald Trump!

Le Monde's piece has got everyone talking today. In an open letter, a group of prominent French women - including actress Catherine Deneuve - condemn the #MeToo movement as "puritanism" that has essentially blurred the lines between sexual harassment and flirty behaviour. In their opinion, "a woman can, in the same day, manage a team of people and enjoy being the sexual object of a man, with being qualified as a 'whore' nor as a vile accomplice of the patriarchy". They go on to say "a woman can fight for an equal salary, but not feel traumatised by someone who brushes up against her in the metro, even if that is a crime".

Also, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is embroiled in a new scandal - this time involving his eldest son Yair, an audio tape recording, a debaucherous night on the town and his friend's super-rich father, with whom Benjamin Netanyahu did business deals. Haaretz has a great explainer here.

And people looking to pick up a copy of Michael Wolff's salacious Donald Trump tell-all have been buying the wrong book! Vice reports that Canadian author Randall Hansen has seen sales soar of "Fire and Fury" - his one, though, is about the Allied bombing of Germany during the Second World War!

By Dheepthika LAURENT

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2018-10-18 In the papers

'No free press in Arab world': Washington Post publishes Khashoggi's last column

IN THE PAPERS - Thursday, October 18: India's #MeToo movement gains momentum as a minister resigns over claims of sexual harassment. The last ever piece by Saudi journalist Jamal...

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2018-10-17 In the papers

Nature under threat: Arresting pictures from Wildlife Photography Awards

IN THE PAPERS - Wednesday, October 17: We look ahead to Brexit talks in Brussels and French reactions to Emmanuel Macron's cabinet reshuffle. Britain is pioneering a new register...

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2018-10-16 In the papers

Blind support or strategic move? Australia mulls embassy move to Jerusalem

IN THE PAPERS - Tuesday, October 16: A year ago, high-profile Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was assassinated. Her family condemns the fact that her killers have not...

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2018-10-15 In the papers

Beginning of the end for 'Mutti'? State election reflects Merkel's unpopularity

IN THE PAPERS - Monday, October 15: Angela Merkel's coalition partner gets a drubbing in state elections in Bavaria. What does it mean for the federal government? Also, in his...

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2018-10-12 In the papers

'Mbappésque': The Life and TIME of Kylian Mbappé

IN THE PAPERS - Friday, October 12 2018: In the past year, French football star Kylian Mbappé has become a world-renowned star. The 19-year-old is not only gracing the cover of...

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