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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

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...

Lebanon: Polemic and nature

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...

Press freedom in Benin takes nosedive

Babilown writes about Benin's steep drop (Fr) in Reporters Without Borders’ annual country ranking of press freedom.

DRC: Che Guevara on Laurent Kabila

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...

Burkina Faso: Mariam Sankara returns from exile

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...

Burkina Faso: Corrupt journalists

Ramata Sore writes (Fr) about National Press Day in Burkina Faso and how many journalists are compromised by politics.

Tunisia: Blogger's books confiscated at customs

When Tunisian blogger Zizou from Djerba returned home to Tunis from Cairo last week, he received more than the welcome he bargained for.

Senegal: Water Taxis in Dakar?

Blog Politique au Senegal offers a modest proposal (Fr) for water taxis in Dakar.

Senegal: Education System Goes “Mafia”

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...

DRC: Kinshasa Plane Crash “Will Not Be the Last”

Dozens died last week when a plane crashed in Kimbanseke, a poor and densely populated neighborhood in Kinshasa. Du Cabiau à Kinshasa thinks the accident was all but inevitable.

Cameroon: Discredited Minister Brings Libel Suit Against Newspapers

Fojrega writes (Fr) that former finance minister Polycarpe Abah Abah, removed from his post for refusing to declare his assets, is suing half a dozen papers for defamation.

Language death: evolution, natural selection or cultural genocide?

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...

Mali: Alicia Keyes and Oumou Sangare sing duet

Echanges, Reflexion and Cityonenete posts a You Tube video of Alicia Keyes’ duet with famed Malian songstress, Oumou Sangare.

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