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· April, 2011

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, 2011

Ukraine: Stories From the Charity Walk to Chornobyl

Liudmyla Bulychova guestblogs at UK Ambassador Leigh Turner's blog about Charity Walk to Chornobyl, which was held on April 22-23. More stories [en, fr] and photos – here.

Madagascar: Here We Go Again with Land Grabbing, minus the Outrage

Tananews reports that the government of Madagascar leases out land for 50 or more years at prices as low as $15 per acre a year (fr) to Indian farmers (via...

Examining Africa's Growth

While the African Development Bank announced three days ago that it will downgrade its forecast for growth in Africa as a result of the turmoil in various regions of the...

Algeria: A Sit-In for Reporter Khaled Sid Mohand, Detained in Syria

A group of journalist, members of the MJIC and a few leaders of the FFS organised a protest in front of the Syrian embassy in Algiers in solidarity with reporter...

Madagascar: Censorship Comes in Different Shapes and Sizes

Blogger Achille52 reviews the state of media and free speech in Madagascar (fr), detailing the different manners in which bloggers are harassed (also explained in an  Amnesty International report). He...

Tunisia: Bloggers Debate Secularism

Tunisia is a country of a large Muslim majority and the Tunisian Constitution states that Islam is the state's religion. However, the Tunisian society is one of the most secular...

Morocco: Controversy Over International Music Festival

Each year the capital Rabat is the epicenter of a major music festival, Mawazine. Since its modest launch in 2001, Mawazine has grown, and in the last decade has become...

France, Japan: Debating President Sarkozy's Visit to Japan

When French President Nicolas Sarkozy visited Japan on March 31, 2011, less than three weeks after the earthquake and tsunami that caused a nuclear emergency, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan...

Burkina Faso: President Campaoré Flees from Mutiny

Grioo reports that Burkina Faso President Campaoré has fled the Capital City (fr) Ouagadougou under the pressure of mutinous soldiers. The onset of the discontent in the army was reported on...

Gabon: Movement in the Petroleum sector

While the rest of the world searches for alternatives to petrol, it is the basis of almost the entire economy of countries like Gabon. Several months ago the country was rocked...

Gabon: Issues in the Oil industry Sector

On Monday, April 8, oil industry workers returned to work following an announcement made to AFP by Arnauld Engandji, spokes-person for ONEP (the National Organization for Petrol Industry Workers), stating...

Côte d'Ivoire: Brutality Continues After Gbagbo's Capture

Since their capture on April 11, 2011, pictures of former Côte d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo, his wife, and their entourage have spread on the web and via international newspapers. One...

Interview with Gaël Brassac, Global Voices Translator

Translators are the behind-the-scenes contributors who allow Global Voices readers to access our content in other languages. One of them is Gaël Brassac who lives in France, but who always...

Côte d'Ivoire: Laurent Gbagbo's Fall

On April 11 2011, Laurent Gbagbo was arrested at his residence in Cocody, with his wife, Simone, and their close entourage. The crisis that plagued the country has now seemingly...

Ivory Coast: Ivorians on Twitter React to the Address by Alassane Ouattara

The Republican Forces of Ivory Coast stopped at the doors of the presidential palace still occupied by Laurent Gbagbo, who is taking refuge in a bunker accompanied by family members....

Global Voices at the 7th Annual BOB Awards

A number of Global Voices contributors from around the world are among the nominees for the prestigious Deutsche Welle Blog Awards – the BOBs. Find out more and vote now!

Côte d'Ivoire: Gbagbo Resists, Africans Protest

While former Côte d'Ivoire President Laurent Gbagbo is still holed up in a bunker in the country, resisting arrest for continuing to deny his loss of the 2010 presidential election,...

Gabon: Documentary Wins Prize At Web TV Festival 2011

WebDocu.fr [fr] has announced that the documentary “Gabon : violence d'un coup d'état électoral“[fr] (“Gabon: violence of an electoral coup d'etat”) is the winner of the Jury Prize in the...

Côte d'Ivoire: Diaspora in France demonstrate against French military intervention

On YouTube, Talentscom posted a video on April 4, 2011 showing people demonstrating at 11pm in Paris against the intervention of the French armed forces in Côte d'Ivoire (Operation Unicorn)...

Côte d'Ivoire: Is Foreign Intervention Legal?

The struggle for power in Côte d'Ivoire may soon reach its conclusion in Abidjan, where The Republican Forces (FRCI) loyal to Alassane Ouattara have started an offensive against the positions...

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