Gaza: France experiencing ‘torrent of internet hate’

The deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza has unleashed a torrent of hate on media websites and social networks in France that moderators find increasingly difficult to contain.

The bombardment by land, sea and air that has killed at least 425 … Read the rest

The deadly Israeli offensive in Gaza has unleashed a torrent of hate on media websites and social networks in France that moderators find increasingly difficult to contain.

The bombardment by land, sea and air that has killed at least 425 … Read the rest

French municipal candidate gets prison sentence for ‘monkey’ racism

A former candidate in France’s recent municipal elections who likened the nation’s justice minister, who identifies as black, to a monkey was sentenced to nine months in jail for hate speech.

The National Front, a party that has often come

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Is France racist? Monkeys, bananas and a black minister

 “Is France Racist?” That was the recent headline in a leading French newspaper, after a far-right magazine compared the country’s black justice minister to a monkey. The incident has triggered self-reflection in France, where the far-right National Front party is … Read the rest

Senior journalist calls Libération shooting ‘good news’

A gunman opened fire in the lobby of a French newspaper office in Paris on Monday, gravely wounding a photographer’s assistant before fleeing.

“Blood in the hall of this newspaper may be some good news,” Annette Lévy-Willard, a senior staff … Read the rest

The word ‘banana’ leads to racism investigation

The French government has opened a racism investigation after a far-right magazine used word “banana” in a picture of the country’s black justice minister on its cover.

In a statement Wednesday, Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said he had brought Minute … Read the rest