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· January, 2008

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 January, 2008

The difference between Senegal and China

Blog politique au Senegal explains the difference between Senegal and China [Fr]: “Aside from the obvious differences like the color of their skin, the enormous disparity in the size of...

Louis Michel Heckled by Congolese Protestors at the London School of Economics

Le renouveau congolais posts a YouTube video which shows Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid and formerly Belgian's foreign minister, as he was confronted by Congolese protesters...

Sustainable development: all talk, no action

In Madagascar, Blog d'hiver mocks the “incessant” seminars and colloquiums on sustainable development [Fr], which the blogger suggests “masks [industry's] fundamental difficulty to take action and change its practices.”

Senegal to hold local elections

Blog Politique au Senegal writes about local elections in Senegal [Fr], claiming that the dominant parties want to limit the number of political parties in the country and that no...

European Court of Human Rights Condemns France on Homosexual Adoption

In Martinique, Le Blog de Moi doesn't know whether to vomit or dying laughing from some of the online commentary surrounding the European Court of Human Rights’ decision to condemn...

Lebanon: Did the civil war really end?

French Eagle on the recent terrorist attack in Lebanon writes in a post entitled “Human Stupidity” [Fr]: “Civil war? Did it ever really end? Perhaps the Syrian occupation was a...

Lebanon: Deconstructing Hassan Nasrallah

Heuristiques Libanaises muses over an image [Fr] of Hassan Nasrallah‘s raised finger and furrowed expression, wondering if Lebanon is at the sunset of Hezbollah's “divine victory” or merely its dawn.

Community Policing in Burkina Faso

QuophyBlogeur writes about community policing in Burkina Faso, an innovative and promising concept which has thus far proven less than stellar in practice.

D.R. of Congo: tough questions abound

Tough questions abound in the Democratic Republic of Congo as bloggers discuss, among other issues, the recent peace agreement in eastern Congo.

Francophone Morocco Roundup: Algeria's response to the UN, anti-French sentiment and more

This week in the Moroccan blogosphere, Algeria fails in its duties, anti-French sentiment still strong in Morocco, DJ Awards and rose petals galore.

Tunisia: An Introduction

The "Tunisphere" is a group a passionate Internet users and bloggers even if their number is not as high as in neighbouring countries like Morocco. Naruto introduces us to some...

Morocco: Censorship Update

2006 was a rough year for Moroccan internet freedoms, with several sites being blocked; 2007 wasn't much better with sites that were previously open becoming only sporadically accessible. Moi, dans...

Egypt: Free Kareem Campaign in French

Free Kareem, a site launched to rally support for jailed Egyptian blogger Kareem Nabil Sulaiman, is now available in French here.

How the well-off live in South Africa

Beneburundi [FR] on how the well-off in South Africa live: “South Africa was so different from what I could have imagined. It was like the US in Africa: immense cities,...

Journalists Organize in Congo-Brazzaville

Two new associations for journalists [FR] were founded in Pointe-Noire, Republic of Congo in an effort to maintain quality and ethics in the profession.

A Haitian Blogger on the Next American President

Pascale, a Haitian living in Abu Dhabi who blogs at Natifnatal, wrote a post about the American presidential election from a “Third World” perspective. Given America's impact, the outcome of...

World's Eyes on Obama

As his ratings continue to slip in the primaries, US presidential hopeful Barack Obama's popularity is on the rise among bloggers around the world. Global Voices Online editors and contributors...

Morocco: Happy (Islamic) New Year!

After celebrating the advent of 2008, Moroccan bloggers now have something else to get excited about...the beginning of 1429 in the Hijra calendar.

Morocco: The Tourareg Struggle Continues

Ghasbouba, from Morocco, writes about the Touareg struggle for liberation in Niger and Mali.

The Musee Guimet affair: Part Deux

Last week we reported about the bloggers reactions on the controversies surrounding the exhibition of the masterpieces of Ganges in Musée Guimet of France from the collections of the Bangladesh...

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