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· April, 2010

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 April, 2010

Two trangender actresses assaulted in Paris

  30 April 2010

On April 27th, two transgender actresses and three other crew members of  the movie “Mourir comme un homme” (“Die like a man”) (fr) were assaulted in Paris 20th District (Belleville),  The Paris LGBT Center website reports (fr).

France: Reactions over Niqab and Polygamy Controversy

  28 April 2010

Lies Hebbadj is currently making  the headline news because his wife was fined for driving while wearing a niqab and because he said himself that he has three more households. His statement led him to be suspected of polygamy and therefore possiblyof French gaming welfare laws. Although  many bloggers, including Rokhaya...

Martinique: Hi-tech, High cost

  27 April 2010

Martinican Bondamanjak is stunned at the price of Apple's iPad on the island. Comments to the post tackle the link between insularity, high prices and limited choice of products, consumer credits and the relevance of such devices considering the digital divide.

French West Indies, Haiti: Immigration then & now

  27 April 2010

Indiscrétions tells the story [Fr] of a Haitian girl deported from Guadeloupe by the French customs authority, for allegedly presenting fake identity documents at the airport, while Gwakafwika announces [Fr Cr] a conference about Guadeloupean immigration in Haiti from the 1800s to the 1900s.

Martinique, Guadeloupe: Celebrating two great women

  27 April 2010

Imaniyé pays homage [Fr] to Martinican-born actress, Jenny Alpha, who, at nearly 100 years of age, is the oldest French artist alive, while CaribCreoleNews announces [Fr] two events in memory of Guadeloupe's first female lawyer, communist and feminist activist, Gerty Archimede, who would have turned 101 this year.

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ICT for Development in Francophone Africa

  25 April 2010

Although there is undoubtedly a strong push to grow information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives for development in francophone Africa, the region is still somewhat lagging behind their English-speaking neighbors.

Madagascar: A Flurry of Alleged Coups as Mediation Resumes

  18 April 2010

After the Minister of the  Armed forces was fired on April 7th under allegation of a Coup attempt,   Achille52 wonders what the April 18th allegation of another Coup and the ensuing arrests really mean (fr).  He is especially suspicious of the timing of these arrests because they happened just  before  international mediations including Rajoelina...

Senegal: Growth of Citizen Movements

  18 April 2010

Yakhya Massaly wonders whether the rapid growth  of citizen movements is due to the failure of political parties or a genuine need for citizen participation as advocated by famed musician Youssou Ndour (fr).

16 Years Later, the Rwandan Genocide Remembered

  10 April 2010

On April 7th, Rwanda commemorated the 16th anniversary of the genocide that took the lives of as many as 800,000 people and traumatized a whole region to this day. The genocide is commemorated to keep the memory of the victims alive and honor them but also to help the country move forward in the spirit of unity and reconciliation.

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Cast your vote for the “Best of the Blogs”

  10 April 2010

Online voting has begun for the Best of the Blogs Awards from Deutsche Welle, one of the most prestigious international blog competitions with nominated blogs in eleven different languages. You can vote for your favorites until April 14, 2010.

France: Muslim woman on the burqa debate

  6 April 2010

In an interview with Bondy blog [Fr], Malika, 28, a veiled French Muslim woman of Algerian descent, expresses her detailed views about the burqa and niqab, amidst the debate, reheated by the French government, for or against a bill that would ban the burqa.

Lebanon: Special Tribunal Monitor

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon Monitor is a blog of the Lebanese Center for Human Rights (CLDH) which publishes daily press reviews, UN documents and similar information related to the Special Tribunal for Lebanon that was set up to try those involved in the assassination of former prime minister Rafic...

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