The French President vs. the American Media

IN THE PRESS – Monday, November 16, 2020: Papers warn that the conflict in Ethiopia could destabilise the region as it spills into neighbouring Eritrea and refugees flee to Sudan. Meanwhile, The New York Times's media columnist reports on a phone call he received from the French president accusing certain journalists of "legitimising" violence in the wake of the murder of schoolteacher Samuel Paty. Plus, France's Catholics defy a coronavirus ban on prayer gatherings and the world's fattest parrot is crowned New Zealand's bird of the year.