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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.

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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.

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    Online community mourns victims of #NiceAttack

    Online community mourns victims of #NiceAttack

    Web users show solidarity for the victims of a deadly attack on a church in the southern French city of Nice, as #catholique trends online. Also, following the attack, the former Malaysian prime minister published a series of controversial tweets, the most shocking of which was eventually flagged by Twitter but not removed. Many were left wondering what happened to censorship on the social media platform.

    • 3 min
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    Macron imposes new national lockdown in France

    Macron imposes new national lockdown in France

    Lockdown flashbacks: The French online community reacts to "Confinement Season Two" after President Emmanuel Macron announces a second nationwide lockdown. In other news, Charlie Hebdo strikes again with a new cartoon of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. 

    • 2 min
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    Australia-Qatar row continues after Australian women strip-searched for Qatar Airways flight

    Australia-Qatar row continues after Australian women strip-searched for Qatar Airways flight

    After a newborn baby was found abandoned in the toilets at Doha International Airport, 13 Australian women had to undergo a forced "genital examination" before boarding their flight from Doha to Sydney. The newborn is still unidentified, according to Hamad International Airport. In other news, Lebanon has its own version of "Lady Liberty": a new statue has been unveiled, made of glass, metals and debris from the Beirut port explosion. Finally, Kazakhstan capitalizes on Borat's sequel and creates a "Very nice!" tourism ad using the character's catchphrase.

    • 4 min
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    Chile's national monument at the epicentre of protests

    Chile's national monument at the epicentre of protests

    A statue of General Baquedano in Chile, which was painted and repainted red during demonstrations, has become a symbol of sometimes violent protests in the country. But first: the beheaded teacher in France was the "victim of an angry social media campaign", according to Reuters. In other news, a cat geoglyph that dates back to 200-100 BC has been found in Peru's Nazca hills. The geoglyph emerged during maintenance work at the UNESCO World Heritage site.

    • 5 min
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    Culling of more than one million minks starts in Denmark

    Culling of more than one million minks starts in Denmark

    The killing of more than one million minks has started in Denmark. The animals will be culled due to a massive Covid-19 outbreak in nearly 60 mink fur farms in North Jutland. In response, the Dutch government has ordered all mink fur farms to permanently close by March 2021. In other news, Disney strengthens its content advisory for racism in many of its classic films, including "Peter Pan" and "Dumbo". And we discover a coronavirus ad gone wrong in Berlin.

    • 4 min
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    NBC under fire for Trump town hall scheduling

    NBC under fire for Trump town hall scheduling

    #BoycottNBC is trending, as the network faces a backlash for scheduling the Trump event at the same time as Biden’s ABC town hall. In other news, a French museum has had to cancel an exhibit on Genghis Khan after an interference by the Chinese government. Chinese authorities asked the museum to remove the words “Genghis Khan”, “Mongol”, and “empire” from the exhibit. The museum’s director accuses the Chinese government of “censorship” and “attempts to rewrite history”.

    • 3 min

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Ellen Becker ,

Great Podcast!

Love this little snippet of what’s trending on news/media/social media each day. Presenters are great. Only wish it was more regular and hoping it doesn’t disappear again next summer/August - I missed it!

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