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· August, 2013

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 August, 2013

Amina Leaves Femen Because of “Islamophobia”

Amina, the Tunisian activist released from jail early August, left the Femen movement. She accused Femen of “Islamophobia”.  Femen confirmed online that: FEMEN confirms its break with the Tunisian activist Amina Tyler because...

‘Red Wednesday’ Protests to Benin President: ‘Don't Touch My Constitution!’

The Red Wednesday movement is growing in Benin. Sinatou Saka explains why.

‘Rewire': How to Be a Better Media Consumer

Commentary from around the French-speaking Web on serendipity and cosmopolitanism, two key concepts found in the book 'Rewire' by Global Voices co-founder Ethan Zuckerman.

Morocco: “Daniel Gate” Sparks Unprecedented National Outrage

Spanish pedophile Daniel Galván was pardoned by the King of Morocco. Street protests led the king to revoke the pardon. Many say it is too little, too late.

Tunisia: Jailed Netizen Denied Eid Pardon

The announcement that Jabeur Mejri, imprisoned over the publication of content deemed offensive to Islam, was not granted presidential pardon was met with disappointment on the Tunisian twittersphere.

Skype and Other Voice Over IP Banned in Comoros

Skype and other voice over IP that allows online phone conversation are now suspended in Comoros. The website Linfo.re reports [fr] : The state-owned company Comores Telecom just officially banned any type...

Congolese Teacher Pushed Out of Moving Police Van in Morocco, Dies

The death of Toussaint-Alex Mianzoukouta, a french teacher in Tanger is symptomatic of increasing brutality towards sub Saharan immigrants from the Moroccan police, Afrik Online reports [fr]. Mianzoukouta was not given...

Madagascar Agency Suspended from Network Tracking Money Laundering

Lambo T. reports [fr] on the website of La Gazette de La Grande Ile that Samifin [mg], the agency in charge of cleaning up the financial sector and combat transnational illegal operations in...

Do FEMEN's Topless Protests Advance Women's Rights or Jeopardize Them?

When a man sets himself on fire in protest, no one accuses him of harming the movement he self-immolated for. Why does FEMEN face those accusations?

Tchip: The “Shaking My Head” Meme from Africa

Nadéra Bouazza explains what being “tchippée” [fr] means for french speaking black communities. Tchip is the sound one makes when he/she disapproves of the behavior/action of someone else (roughly similar to the “shaking...

News Websites Indicted over Land Grab Report

News Websites Rue89 and Basta Mag are indicted [fr] following charges by French investment and industrial holding group Bolloré over a report in which they implicate Bolloré [fr] in land grab activities [fr] in Africa....

Mali Looks for Fresh Start with Presidential Race Down to Two

Former Prime Minister Ibrahima Boubacar Keita and challenger Soumaïla Cissé will face off in a second round of elections.

Tunisian FEMEN Activist Amina Released from Prison

The 19-year-old activist is still charged with "cemetery desecration".

Senegalese Literacy Contest Winner Turns Down French Visa in Protest

Bousso Dramé describes the ill treatment she received when obtaining a French visa in a widely circulated open letter.

Tunisia: Political Crisis Escalates After 8 Soldiers Killed in Ambush

The bloody ambush was only a few days after two gunmen on a motorbike assassinated opposition MP Mohamed Brahmi.

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