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· February, 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 February, 2012

29 February 2012

International Mother Language Day in Francophone Regions

February 21st is International Mother Language Day. Discussion of the origins of this celebration, and a brief review of current developments in French language and new technologies.

28 February 2012

Syria: Injured French Journalist Edith Bouvier Still Trapped in Besieged Homs

Le Figaro's Edith Bouvier and British photographer Paul Conroy, managed to survive the attack that killed two journalists in Homs, Syria. Conroy has since made it out but Bouvier remains...

Haiti: Joining the African Union

France : Who is French and who is not?

27 February 2012

Tunisia: McCain's Visit Stirs up Anti-US Feelings

Senator John McCain's visit to Tunisia on Thursday, February 23, left Tunisian Internet users angry over what they called Ennahda's 'double standards.' Hundreds of Facebook comments, dozens of tweets and...

26 February 2012

Tunisia: Police Use Tear Gas and Batons to Disperse Labor Union Protest

Police used tear gas and batons to disperse protesters showing support to the Tunisian General Union for Labour (known by its French acronym UGTT), in the capital Tunis, yesterday (February...

25 February 2012

Italy: Historic ‘Guilty’ Verdict in the Eternit Asbestos Trial

It is a historic verdict: on February 13, 2012 in Turin, northern Italy, the two top senior executives of the multinational Eternit, a producer of asbestos, were sentenced to 16...

22 February 2012

Tunisia: Court Quashes Verdict Ordering the Filtering of Pornography

Today, the Cassation Court of Tunis (highest court of appeal) threw out a verdict to censor pornography on the Internet. On May, 26, 2011, a court of first instance issued...

Sahel: Islamic Fundamentalist Organisations Tighten Their Grip

For a few months now, two religious Islamic fundamentalist organisations, Boko Haram and AQIM (Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb), have intensified their war against the Federal Republic of Nigeria...

Morocco: “Stop French Made TGV Rail Project”

21 February 2012

Haiti: Online Reaction to the Duvalier Decision

The investigative magistrate looking into human rights charges against Haiti's ousted dictator Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier, recently came to the decision that “the statute of limitations had run out” on...

20 February 2012

Mali: The River Niger in Pictures

Boukary Konaté, a member of the Global Voices community in Mali, recently toured rural schools on a traditional Malian boat as part of a digital literacy project. This boat trip...

Tunisia: A Year After the Revolution, Limitations on Freedom of Expression Continue

A year after the ouster of the Tunisian ex-president, pressure on freedom of press continues in Tunisia. This week, three newsmen from Tunisian printed newspaper "Ettounisia" were arrested for publishing...

18 February 2012

Senegal: Week Before Elections Police and Protesters Clash in Dakar

A week before the presidential elections, Senegal is marred in pre-electoral violence over the candidacy of incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade seeking for a third term. Lova Rakotomalala reports.

Madagascar : Why Malagasies Cannot Use Paypal

17 February 2012

Martinique, USA, France: Jesse Jackson's message to Serge Letchimy

France, Equitorial Guinea: The Search for “Ill-Gotten Gains” of an African Head of State

Tunisia: LGBT Outrage at Human Rights Minister's Comments

The Tunisian Minister of Human Rights has stated on a private Tunisian TV channel that freedom of expression has limits when it comes to Tunisian queers to express themselves. He...

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