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· August, 2007

Below are posts about citizen media in French. Don't miss Global Voices en Français, where Global Voices posts are translated into French! Read about our Lingua project to learn more about how Global Voices content is being translated into other languages.

Stories about French from August, 2007

Tunisia: A new Mohammed cartoon crisis ?

Tunisian blogger A.L.G.Y of Cos-maux-polis is wondering whether a new Mohammed cartoon crisis is brewing. She explains that drawings of a man with the body of a dog wearing a...

Producing traditional music in Benin

Benin couleurs posts photos of a Solidarite Internationale project to build a sound studio (Fr) that will produce traditional music.

Efforts underway to recover downed plane in French Polynesia

Parlons Tahiti writes about efforts to recover the downed plane (Fr) from a crash that killed twenty earlier this month in French Polynesia.

Slideshow of Iran's female athletes

Tunisiendoctor has a slideshow of Iranian female athletes (Fr).

Arabeyes: Who is Using the Tunisian Presidential Airplane?

The Tunisian presidential airplane and the 'unofficial' trips it takes to Europe and the fashion capitals of the world has attracted the scrutiny of the country's most outspoken bloggers. Who...

Mauritania : Ignorance and Tradition

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Generously endowed women are favored in Mauritania. The fatter the woman, the more beautiful she is thought to be. Being big is...

Madagascar : Andriamanankoavy Jonny r'afa on why he writes

Malagasy Author-Musician-Sculptor Andriamanankoavy Jonny r'afa explains his art : “D'abord, à travers l'Art, entretenir et enrichir la ” Mémoire Collective ” des Malgaches. Celà reste un devoir par respect des...

Morocco: The Upcoming Elections

With the Moroccan legislative elections looming on September 7, Moroccan bloggers share their concerns about the process and its progress.

Congo: Lack of new work by Black Francophone writers

Alain Mabanckou regrets the lack of new works by Black Francophone writers at the 2007 “rentrée littéraire” in France.

Mali:Abandoned wives and children

Faits Divers d'Afrique relates the fates of abandoned wives and children left behind by men who emigrate.

Morocco: 2 Million Blogs Banned

MoTIC (fr) provides us with statistics on Livejournal, which has been blocked in Morocco for over a year, as well as other blocked sites.

France: The use of the French language in international communication.

The general delegation for the French language and languages in France, a branch of the Ministry of Culture and Communication recently published a report on the use of the French...

Morocco: The Death of Butcher Basri

Driss Basri, one of Morocco's most powerful figures during the past 50 years, has died in Paris at age 69. Jillian York brings us the latest reactions from Moroccan bloggers...

Vietnam: wedding ceremony in photos

Yoann describes a Vietnamese wedding from a foreigner's perspective. He is pleasantly surprised that to hear familiar french songs during the ceremony (Fr).

Morocco: Casablanca in August

Marc Daniel gives a picturesque description of Casablanca in August. He notes that beaches are always full at that time of the year and that surprisingly women and men are...

Madagascar: Malagasy travellers encouraged to blog their stories.

Tattum explains that madonline started a new project that strives to promote blogging activities in Madagascar. The project will initially focus on asking bloggers to tell stories of their travels...

Papua New Guinea: AIDS patients buried alive.

Caledosphere links to an article in which people living with AIDS in Papua New Guinea (New Caledonia's neighboring country) were buried alive by their relatives because they could not afford...

South Africa: Continuing education is working

The nonrequired writes about the success story that is continuing education in some African nations and how it can prevent the brain drain. Continuing education is paid for by companies...

Tunisia: explanations about lodging regulations

Mouwaten Tounsi explains that the accusation of racism in a dispute over lodging regulation is much ado about nothing. He explains that in Tunisia, it is against the law to...

Tahiti: Photos of dancers performing the “fire” dance.

Amazing photos of Tahitian dancers performing “la dance du feu” (the fire dance). Fenua blog advice: “do not try it at home !” (Fr).

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