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· July, 2009

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 July, 2009

Gabon: Presidential Candidate Uses Social Media in Historic Election

As Gabon prepares for its first election since the death of Omar Bongo, one candidate, whose rivals who include the current prime minister, Jean Eyeghe Ndong, and Bongo's own son,...

Morocco: A Decade with Mohammed VI

When in July 1999, king Mohammed VI of Morocco ascended to the throne, the expectations for change and progress were such that many international observers foresaw an albeit difficult but...

Morocco: Electoral Boycott Campaigners Acquitted

Ibn Kafka reports [Fr] on the acquittal of seven Moroccan pro-democratic activists. He recalls the circumstances and the legal basis upon which the defendants were sued in the aftermath of...

Gabon: Gabon Election 2009 on Twitter

Gabon Election 2009 in English and French on Twitter. The page is maintained by a citizen journalist from Gabon: Young Gabonese, Citi. Journalist, DigitActivist,waiting 4 free elections, peace and prosperity...

Arab World: Trouble for Gay Travels in the Muslim World

The first gay book to have been ever translated into Arabic after being originally printed in English has run into problems straight off the press. Katharine Ganly reports on blogger...

Congo Brazzaville: Disappointment at Presidential election

On Sunday July 12th, people in the Republic of the Congo voted in an election which opposition leaders boycotted over allegations it would be neither free nor fair. Denis Sassou...

Moldova: Review of the Twitter revolution

Nouvelle Europe reviews [FR] the April 2009 Twitter revolution in Moldova and puts it into greater perspective as for the country's relations with neighbouring Romania.

Obama's Ghana Speech Underwhelms

Two Congolese readers react to Obama's first-ever visit to Africa as president, each unimpressed by the speech he gave Saturday before the Ghanaian parliament.

Latvia: The one-way street of economic crisis

Nouvelle Europe discusses [FR] the economic crisis in Latvia, with widespread wage cuts and imminent collapse of the financial sector, indicating no apparent way out of the crisis in the...

Bahrain, Oman: The Lives Of Migrant Workers

Migrant workers, the majority from South Asia, form a large part of the population in the countries of the Gulf. In this post we hear the experience of two individuals...

DRC: Goma's Makeover for Independence Day

June 30th marked the 49th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of Congo's independence from Belgium. This year, the official festivities took place in Goma. Bloggers react to this historic anniversary,...

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