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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 : 2018-09-12

Will Europe's copyright plans change the internet?

There's panic on the world wide web as the European Parliament backs a plan to make sweeping changes to copyright law. Could it spell the end of GIFs and memes, some of the mainstays of social media exchanges? Will you need a licence to share a news story? Plus, the Twitter campaign that got a Canadian coffee shop a celebrity visitor.

By Emma JAMES

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2018-09-21 MediaWatch

Controversial rapper cancels Bataclan concerts

Médine calls off his concerts at the Bataclan in Paris, after months of protest. The controversial rapper - whose lyrics include "let's crucify the secularists" - was due to play...

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2018-09-20 MediaWatch

Brexit plan panned by EU leaders

Theresa May's Brexit plan sinks without an alternative in Salzburg. Donald Tusk has declared it dead, while the French president has hit out at the "liars" who convinced the...

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2018-09-18 MediaWatch

Maduro: Let them eat steak

Videos of the Venezuelan president feasting at a celebrity chef's restaurant have caused widespread anger. With much of the country struggling to find food, Nicolas Maduro...

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2018-09-14 MediaWatch

Trump: Puerto Rico hurricane toll 'is a Democratic plot to make me look bad'

In today's MediaWatch, Nadia Massih takes us through Donald Trump's latest tweetstorm, described by CNN as "patently false". Also, on the day that RT published an interview with...

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