6 newish journalistic keywords of 2013

As the year draws to a close, here is a look back, in no particular order, at some new(-ish) journalistic terms that often cropped up in headlines in 2013.
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French presidential elections: Journalist provokes ire of web users for ‘insulting’ marginal candidates

This week, all ten French presidential candidates were interviewed on prime time TV. Afterwards, two political journalists were called upon to analyse their performances for viewers - and one of the two managed to kick up a huge stink online...

France-Soir: death of a newspaper

Amid all the recent excitement about Marks & Spencer reopening in Paris - on the chic Champs Elysées, no less – I feel somewhat less attention has been paid to events happening on the floors above M&S.
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Relief comes amid questions as French journalists are finally released in Afghanistan

Wednesday saw some good news for a change: the release of the two French journalists, Hervé Ghesquière and Stéphane Taponier, who had been held hostage in Afghanistan for the past 18 months. I was at work when the news broke.

Another Pakistani reporter killed and this time, all eyes are on the ISI

Last year, when Pakistani journalist Saleem Shahzad published an incriminating story, he was summoned for “a discussion” by the ISI. Now with the news of his gruesome killing, all eyes are on the ISI.

The real story behind Downing Street’s ‘stolen’ cat

Britain was shocked to learn this week that the prime minister’s new cat had been accidentally stolen. But except for extreme-cat-lovers, the tale of Larry the tabby was far more sinister than it at first seemed...
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Who are the real executioners of Mexican journalists?

While President Felipe Calderon emphasized on Friday on the value of democracy, in the framework of the Iberoamerican summit that is underway in Argentina,...