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· September, 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 September, 2007

Morocco: Berbers can be blonde

Major media outlets and bloggers went into a frenzy a few days ago when a blurry photograph taken by a Spanish tourist in Morocco's Rif mountain region showed a small...

World Reaction to the UN Declaration on Indigenous Rights

In every society in which they find themselves, the world's 370 million indigenous peoples are among the most vulnerable and marginalized. After over 22 years of negotiations and consultations, the...

Morocco: Morocco Welcomes New Prime Minister

Following the September 7 elections, Moroccan King Mohammed VI appointed a new prime minister, Abbas el-Fassi, to replace Driss Jettou, who had served in that position since 2002. El-Fassi, who...

Morocco: Blogger honored in mainstream publication

Prolific Moroccan blogger Larbi (fr) was recently honored as one of “100 who move Morocco” in TelQuel magazine, writes the blogger himself.

Banned Chlordecone Pesticide in Used in Martinique

le blog de [moi] writes that the pesticide chlordecone has been used in the French Antilles as recently as 2002, despite being banned in the United States since 1976 and...

African NGOs Learn Web 2.0

The blog of AZUR Developpement, a Congolese NGO, writes about a recent training in “Web 2.0″ (Fr) technologies held with members of le Réseau Sida Afrique from Togo, DR Congo,...

France: DNA Testing for Immigrants

Vous reprendrez bien un peu d'humanisme? critiques a UMP-proposed amendment (Fr) to require legal immigrants in France who want their immediate family members to immigrate under a family reunification scheme...

Madagascar: Young and desperate, will emigrate

An allegedly bogus employment firm is in legal trouble in Madagascar. The firm called, Gateway Global Consultants, and headed by a certain Steve Turmel, an international consultant, who is now...

Lebanon: Historic dates and decline of Lebanese blogosphere

Phil at Libanismes (Fr) notes three historic dates that greatly affected the Lebanese blogosphere during the past two years. The first was February 2005, the date of the assassination of...

Introducing Global Voices in Malagasy

The Malagasy language is spoken by 17 million people, and is the national language of Madagascar. It is only the 55th most spoken language in the world, but it is...

Sassou's postcard from the Riviera

Vous reprendrez bien un peu d'humanisme reposts a satirical “postcard” by MwindaPress from the Congolese president to his people about all the fun he's having in France and Spain: “We...

Famed Musician Rossy Returns to Madagascar

Rossy's back! (Fr) Harinjaka writes that Rossy, a.k.a. Paul-Bert Rahasimanana, arguably Madagascar's most famous musician, is back in his native country, which he left for France following the violently contested...

Morocco: Low Voter Turnout

The September 7 Moroccan legislative elections brought surprising results...and surprisingly low voter turnout. What do Moroccan bloggers think about the winning party? Jillian York has the story.

Morocco election photoblog lets voters talk politics with pictures

Millions of Moroccans headed to the polls today to take part in a political process many lament will only offer the Moroccan people more of the same. So if voters...

It's time for non-Western IMF leadership

Convention Pour Une Nouvelle Guadeloupe criticizes the probable selection of a European (Fr) as the next head of the IMF, writing that it's time for someone from Asia, Latin America,...

Tunisian society “drifting toward the extremes”

Mouwaten Tounsi (Fr) reads two articles, one on a man who married his wife, twice, and took a second in a religious marriage, the another, the popularity of hymenoplasty, and...

Niger: Civilians targeted by government forces, says rebel group

The blog of Mouvement des Nigeriens pour la justice, a tuareg rebel group in Niger, writes that the retreating government army killed several civilians (Fr) during a recent fight.  MNJ...

D. R. of Congo: Trouble in the Kivus

This month’s round-up from the Democratic Republic of Congo will focus on bloggers in North and South Kivu. Bordering Rwanda and Burundi, these two provinces represent the troubled epicenter of...

Morocco: More on the Upcoming September 7 Elections

The September 7 Moroccan legislative elections are just one week away. Last week, we heard from Moroccan bloggers about the voting and elections process; this week we'll hear more about...

Happy Blog Day 2007

It's the third annual international day of hyperlinked love - Blog Day 2007. The Global blogosphere has grown tremendously since Israeli blogger Nir Ofir first came up with the idea...

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