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· January, 2012

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 January, 2012

25 January 2012

Africa: 2012 Cup of Nations Kicks Off!

The Africa Cup of Nations began in Bata, Equatorial Guinea this Saturday, January 21, kicking off three weeks of fierce competition.  The Cup is the most important international football competition...

24 January 2012

Madagascar: What Next, After Former President Is Denied Entry?

Malagasy citizens anxiously witnessed former President Marc Ravalomanana's attempt to return home after three years in exile, last Saturday. A few days after the issue, bloggers analyze the state of...

22 January 2012

Togo: Public hearings for the Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission

Tunisia: ”Do Not Censor Pornographic Content”

In early February, the Tunisian Internet Agency will appeal to the Court of Cassation's verdict issued in May 2011 by a court in Tunis ordering the agency to block access...

18 January 2012

Global Online Community Protests U.S. Anti-Piracy Bills

Today, January 18, is an important day for the Internet. Corporate websites, from Google to Twitpic, along with civil society groups and individuals, have all joined together in a common...

17 January 2012

Belgium, D. R. of Congo: Miss Belgium 2012 on Gay Marriage

Black Women in European Politics: from Struggle to Success

Nowadays, it is a common to witness African-born women with successful careers in Europe. Despite the evident challenges, many have also distiguished themselves in politics. Still, it was not so...

15 January 2012

Morocco: Activist Rapper Freed

Mouad Belghouat "Al Haked" (The Indignant), a 24-year-old Moroccan rap artist and outspoken critic of Morocco's monarchy, was released on Thursday from prison where he had been held since last...

12 January 2012

Cameroon: Essayist and Blogger Arrested and Charged with Robbery

Enoh Meyomesse, a Cameroonian writer and blogger, was arrested on November 22, 2011, at Nsimalen airport in Yaoundé, Cameroon on his way back from Singapore. Charged with robbery by the...

Madagascar, Ethiopia: Arable Lands on Sale

11 January 2012

Global Voices in French: Translators’ Choice 2011

In 2011, volunteer translators at Global Voices in French translated hundreds of articles and updates on world events and we'd like to say "'Merci!". We've asked them which translation struck...

9 January 2012

Côte d'Ivoire: Uproar Over Unauthorized Press Use of Blogger's Photos

For the blogger and professional photographer Audrey Carlalie, the Christmas 2011 holidays were marked by the fact that her photos of a celebratory firework display were used by certain Ivorian...

6 January 2012

Global Voices Most Read Posts in 2011

Global Voices is no longer as lonely a media voice when it comes to reporting tweets and blog posts. Still, where mainstream media interest wanes, we're the ones who continue...

4 January 2012

Cameroon: Violent Clashes Between Motorbike Taxi Drivers and Douala Citizens

On December 31, 2011 in the popular district of Deido in Douala, the economic capital of Cameroon, riots broke out between the inhabitants of the district and motorbike taxi drivers,...

2 January 2012

From Sidi Bouzid to Kinshasa: Francophone Africa in 2011

The usual year-end review would hardly do justice to the epic changes that have turned Francophone Africa upside down, driven by the collective courage of its citizens who often faced...

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