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· August, 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 August, 2008

Senegal: Students take to the streets over missing stipends

University students in Dakar, Senegal are protesting the government's failure to pay their stipends.  Seneblog writes [Fr]: “While athletes from all over the world are vying to break world records...

Cote d'Ivoire: Didier Drogba's autobiography

Théophile Kouamouo [Fr] reviews C'était pas gagné , an autobiography of Ivoirian football star, Didier Drogba.

Morocco: Noor vs. The Olympics

BensoBlog v2.0 [fr] jokes about how the television show Noor has surpassed the Olympics in popularity.

Silencing online speech in Tunisia

Blocking web 2.0 websites (Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook) and barring access to local outspoken websites and blogs is the most obvious way of cracking down of the online free speech in...

Morocco: Olympic Hopes

Morocco began competing in the Summer Olympic Games in 1960 and has competed in every Summer Games since (with the exception of the 1980 Games, which they boycotted along with...

Cote d'Ivoire: Local blogger meetings

Théophile Kouamouo proposes organizing “blogcamps” in Abidjan [Fr], meetings where local bloggers can share their experiences and train others who are interested in blogging.

Togo wins first Olympic metal

Yikpa-Au Village celebrates Togo's first-ever Olympic medal [Fr].  Benjamin Boukpeti won the bronze metal earlier this week in the men's single kayak slalom.  “I never thought I would see this...

Nigerian prostitute arrested in Italy

Le blog de [moi] posts a disturbing photograph of a Nigerian prostitute, arrested during a recent raid in Italy, laying half-naked on the floor of a jail cell, covered in...

Georgia's relationship with the US

Frencheagle writes about Georgia's cozy relationship with the American government [Fr]: “How can we condemn Russia's actions without also condemning America's imperialist policies which use a so-called struggle for liberty...

African MSM & Sex Workers Voice Concerns and Hopes at AIDS 2008

The AIDS 2008 conference (IAC) in Mexico City drew to a close on August, 8th, 2008. The theme of the conference was “universal action now” and judging by the heavy...

Michèle Pierre-Louis, Haiti's new prime minister

Bloggers discuss Michèle Pierre-Louis, Haiti's newly-confirmed prime minister and only the second woman to hold that position, and the rumors about her sexual orientation, which nearly undid her nomination.

China: More Opening Ceremony sneaked footage

An indignant French-writing journalist has, along with a lengthy rant, posted video taken this week during an opening ceremony rehearsal inside the Bird's Nest. Hong Kong entertainer Jackie Chan and...

Czech Republic: Prague Churches

Strog's Prague pictures & opinions diverses [French] has been writing about several churches in Prague, including many pictures. Most recently, he has described in great detail the Gothic church of...

Arabeyes: Mauritanian President Ousted in Military Coup d'état

Army commanders ousted Mauritania's first freely elected president in two decades, President Sidi Ould Cheikh Abdallahi, in a military coup d'état Wednesday after political feuding over the firing of the...

Croatia: Interview with Dubravka Ugrešić

Balkanikum [French] posted an interview with Croatian writer Dubravka Ugrešić, published by H-Alter on the occasion of the publication of her latest novel in French, Baba Yaga a pondu de...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Sarajevo's New Towers

Anthony Guennegou (FRE) posted a series of photos of the newly constructed towers in Sarajevo, as a follow-up to his post on the Avaz Tower, which had been heavily destroyed...

Madagascar: who is going to the Olympics?

There was a bit of confusion about the number of people who will be part of the Malagasy delegation in the 2008 Olympics. Official reports were not disclosed until a...

Madagascar to Hong Kong: “Give us the Emerald back”

Lova Rabary-Rakotondravony explains that the government of Madagascar has sent four delegates to Honk Kong to try to retrieve one of the heaviest and largest emerald on matrix in the...

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