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· June, 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 June, 2010

Guinea: Live Reporting an Historical Election

Guinea Elections contributors have been live tweeting the Guinean presidential election of June 27, 2010 [fr]. As shown on this photo, the ballot count has already started [fr].

Rwanda: A Journalist for Umuvugizi Killed in Kigali

Jean-Léonard Rugambage, a journalist for the suspended bimonthly magazine Umuvugizi, was killed on June 24, 2010, Jeune Afrique reports [fr].

D.R. of Congo: The Murder of Human Rights Activist Floribert Chebeya

Floribert Chebeya, the leader of a human rights organization in D.R. of Congo, was found dead on June 2 under suspicious circumstances. Protests against his murder and other killings and...

Algeria: Defeat by USA Brings the Country Back to Earth

Algerians went from hope to disillusion as their team lost to USA in additional time. Bloggers react to the end of the world cup journey for their country.

Martinique, Guadeloupe: French Football Flop now Racial Controversy?

The French national football team has been through some rough times prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but the past three days have stirred up old issues around "Les...

Guadeloupe: The Blogging Priest

Each week, a Guadeloupean Catholic priest posts his thoughts about religion, society and his everyday life in a blog named Lemoulefatima [Fr].

Madagascar: A Strange 50th Independence Day Anniversary

The Anniversary of Madagascar 50th Independence Day is on June 26th and the festivities are already underway. Still, the  atmosphere is not exactly festive because of the political and economic...

Haiti: Farmers fighting against Monsanto's seeds

Espas Ayisyen Toulouse republishes [Fr] Haitian Peasant Movement of Papaye‘s (PMP) official declaration after their long demonstration against the deal between the Haitian Government and the American firm Monsanto, to...

Martinique: Regional Reactions after Insult

Martinican Bondamanjak [Fr] tries to explain the dismissal of Martinican native football player Nicolas Anelka [Fr] after he insulted his coach. Meanwhile, Guadeloupean B. World Connection has re-published [Fr] posts...

Martinique: Interview with a Nappy Girl

Martinican blogger Vee Un Lezard a Madinina assesses [Fr] her six-month long experience with her natural hair, inviting readers to discover her “Interview with a Nappy Girl” [Fr] posted in...

Haiti: World Cup 2010

Haitian blogger Potoprincipe publishes this post [Fr] dealing with the need for Haitians to use the FIFA World Cup as an outlet for anguish and frustration and dreaming about the...

Algeria: Still Hoping with a Lucky Dove on their Side

After the defeat against Slovenia, the Algerians have regained some strength on June 18th by drawing against the English team. They have given hope again to millions of fans who...

Mali: World Cup Fans React to Referee's Controversial Call

the decision by Malian referee Koman Coulibaly to disallow a US goal has caused a major stir at the World Cup. Many Bloggers were outraged by the call while others...

Guinea: Presidential Election 2010 on Twitter

Guinea's general election is taking place on Sunday 27th of June 2010 to elect a president. For election news, follow Guinea Elections 2010 on Twitter (Fr).

Critical Election Year Across French Speaking Africa

2010 is a busy election year for francophone Africa but the political progress has been disappointing. Here is a review of how bloggers have reacted to the electoral proceedings so far:

Argentina: Children of the Dictatorship speak out in Interactive French Documentary

The Blogtrotters are a collaborative video blog from France who in their 9th project are travelling to Argentina to make Hijos, a collective documentary on the missing children of the...

Algeria: The Provisional Government of Kabylia – A Threat to National Unity?

The creation of a provisional government of Kabylia (GPK) has caused a great deal of controversy in Algeria. Bloggers wonder what are the implications of this new development for the...

Guinea: Alliance Guinea, a Citizen Reporting Project to Monitor Upcoming Elections

Alliance Guinea is a new citizen reporting project that will monitor the upcoming Guinean Elections in two weeks [fr]. The website will use the Ushahidi platform to aggregate reports and...

Algeria: Disappointment and Anger After the Defeat against Slovenia

After a 24 years long wait, Algerians have focused their attentions on the world cup, hoping to escape the grind of their daily lives. The disappointment was all the more...

France: Reflections on Being Part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

Miloud was on board of a Greek ship sailing to Gaza with the Freedom Flottilla that was raided by the IDF. Back in his home town of Marseilles, he tells...

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