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· October, 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 October, 2007

Burkina Faso: Blogs Help Burkinabe Skirt Censorship

  30 October 2007

In Burkina Faso, blogging is more than a pastime. It is the eyes and ears of thousands of net users. That's why from October 11th to the 17th, during the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Thomas Sankara, Burkina Faso's internet connection was cut in order to prevent those commemorating...

Lebanon: Polemic and nature

  30 October 2007

Moustafa from Beirut Spring's blog noted in one of his latest posts that Lebanon is “dropping French.” Somehow that claim is true; Lebanese francophone blogs are few and different from those in English, and are also less popular. However, they present a face of Lebanon that we would like to...

DRC: Che Guevara on Laurent Kabila

  24 October 2007

History speaks as Congolese blogger Alex Engwete translates (Fr) Che Guevara's pessimistic assessment of Laurent Kabila‘s potential to become a revolutionary leader: “He lets things drag on forever without caring about anything other than internal quarrels, and he also devoted to women and drink…”

Burkina Faso: Mariam Sankara returns from exile

  24 October 2007

Ramata Sore posts a statement by Mariam Sankara (Fr), wife of assassinated former president Thomas Sankara, thanking the Burkinabe people for their warm welcome. Mrs. Sankara returned to Burkina Faso for the anniversary of her husband's death after twenty years in exile.

Senegal: Education System Goes “Mafia”

  8 October 2007

Blog Politique au Senegal describes (Fr) Senegal's education system in a state of crisis: “It's difficult to say that the Pdef and the 40% of the national budget allocated to education haven't served any purpose: multiple strikes, the lowering of education standards, botched programs, phony grades…illicit practices have more and...

Language death: evolution, natural selection or cultural genocide?

  5 October 2007

We live in a world of just 194 countries, give or take, but speak between 7,000 and 8,000 languages. That linguistic diversity is fast disappearing, often thanks to the privileged position given to colonial languages, as well as the globalization of media and technology. But is this really cause for alarm?

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