MediaWatch

Prime-time interview of Macron breaks all the codes

Two interviewers, known for their tough and uncompromising style, grilled Emmanuel Macron yesterday for around three hours. The French president received lots of praise for his handling of the unusual format while the journalists - Jean-Jacques Bourdin and Edwy Plenel - were criticised for taking the exercise to extremes in terms of informality and irreverence. Also in Mediawatch, China's largest social network Sina Weibo backs down on a bid to block gay content after a furore over the weekend.