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· September, 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 September, 2010

Vietnam: Blogger Pham Minh Hoang Charged with Attempt at Overthrowing the Government

Reporters Without Borders reports that French-Vietnamese blogger Pham Minh Hoang was charged with “Activities aimed at overthrowing the government” and membership of a “terrorist organisation” (the banned opposition party Viet...

D.R. of Congo: Okapi Radio, Winner of “Free Media Pioneer” Awards

The International Press Insitute (IPI) has granted Okapi Radio, the UN Radio in D.R. of Congo, with a "Free Media Pioneer" Award. The radio has been broadcasting since February 2002...

Madagascar, rosewood trafficking: an investigator arrested

The site Mongabay [in English] and the blog MyDago [in French] reported on September 17 that “a foreign journalist”, whose identity was not revealed, was arrested on September 5 in Maroantsetra in...

Lebanon: Civil War Missing Revisited

Twenty years have passed since Lebanon's warring factions called it quits. Not soon after, all grievances and memories of the bloody Lebanese Civil War were swept under the carpet. But...

Mauritius: Facing Their Past in South Africa's Footsteps

Like South Africa and other African countries, Mauritius created a "Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation" Commission in 2008 to heal the wounds of slavery, as well as to find national unity...

Guinea: Violent Confrontations in Conakry Prior To The Second Round

The Guinee libre [fr] website reports that violent confrontations occurred over the week-end in Conakry as the second round of the presidential elections approaches (scheduled for September 19th but  probably temporarily suspended).  The violence opposed...

Africa: HIV Positive Women Sterilized, Discriminated Against and Stigmatized

Forced sterilization of HIV positive women is alas still a reality in many African countries. Recent testimonies were shared by many through personal experiences and a few African bloggers weighed...

Indigenous People and Mines in Canada

The Indigenous community in North America share many similar challenges with many citizens of the developing world. Poverty is endemic even though their territories are often rich in natural resources....

MENA: Saudi Arabia Bans Moroccan Women From Traveling to Mecca

The decision last month by Saudi Arabia to ban Moroccan women of a "young age" from traveling to Mecca has stirred outrage in Morocco. Saudi authorities justified the ban on...

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