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· October, 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 October, 2013

Madagascar Still Waiting for Presidential Election Results

Nearly a week has gone by since the country voted for a new president for the first time since the 2009 coups.

15-Year-Old Roma Girl's Deportation Shakes Up France's Immigration Debate

In the Leonarda deportation scandal, everything is controversial: the way in which the police acted, the media management of the scandal and the peculiarity of the family.

Madagascar On Tenterhooks As Election Proceeds

After an eventful election day, citizens in Madagascar feverishly await the polling results.

Madagascar Presidential Elections: The Home Stretch

33 candidats se présentent aux élections présidentielles à Madagascar. Cependant seuls 16 d'entre eux ont eu une vrai présence pendant la campagne dans les médias. Certains se demandent où sont...

Walk in a Homeless Person's Shoes via Twitter

October 17 was the international Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Four groups, the Abbé Pierre Foundation, France Inter, Génération réactive et la Fondation Agir contre l'exclusion de Seine-Saint-Denis decided...

Why I'm Not Giving Up On Politicians (Yet)

Madagascar's political situation can seem hopeless, but Lova Rakotomalala has still decided to actively support one of the candidates in October 25's presidential election. Here's why.

#FreeBoussa: Moroccan Netizens Protest Teen Trial over Public Kiss

Three teenagers have been arrested in Morocco. Their crime? The first two were arrested for kissing in public, and the third for photographing them.

Morocco Censors the Web: Collateral Damage Allowed

A number of websites, among them popular social media platforms Instagram and Pinterest, have been blocked in Morocco. Also, one of the main independent media outlets, Lakome, has been censored.

Gift from French Investing Group Bolloré to Ivorian University Stirs Controversy

French investing group Bolloré [fr] made a donation of 6 electric buses to the University of Felix Houphouët Boigny at Cocody in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. The first two buses were...

Léonarda, 15, Arrested During a School Trip and Deported

Léonarda Dibrani, 15, was on field trip with her schoolmates when she was detained by the french police, near Levier, France. She was later deported with the rest of her...

Marking The 30th Anniversary Of The Beurs’ March For Equality

30 years ago (October 15, 1983), a march for equality against racism [fr] began in Marseille with 32 people, mostly of Arab origin, to ask for the right to vote and a 10-year resident card....

French MP Heckles Female Colleague by Clucking in Parliament

French MP Philippe Le Ray came under fire with accusation of sexism because he was heckling a fellow colleague, Veronique Massonneau, during her speech at the national assembly. Below is...

Oktoberfest in Lomé, Togo

The month of October is most often associated with Beer fest in Germany. Yet it seems that it is also slowly becoming a tradition in Togo. LoveJoyce Amavi, a blogger...

‘A Good Blogger Must Already Have the Intrinsic Qualities of All Good Journalists’

Award-winning Cameroonian blogger and multimedia journalist Dorothée Danedjo Fouba speaks to author Dibussi Tande about the state of digital journalism in Africa.

Interview with Guinea Boxing Champ Turned Belgian Politician

Making the transition between the worlds of high level sport and politics has never been easy. It is even more difficult when two different countries are involved. Bea Diallo explains...

Online Tool to Review Candidates Platforms in Madagascar

Malagasy website Madatsara created a comparison website to review every presidential candidates platforms [fr]. The platforms were categorized into 9 main topics to help citizens make an informed decision during...

Central African Republic: “Don't Forget About Us!”

The Central African Republic conflict between the Central African government and Seleka rebels has worsened alarmingly since December 2012. The humanitarian situation is catastrophic in certain towns but especially in...

Breaking Taboos: Tunisians Speak Up Against Homophobia

#TnGay took the Tunisian Twittersphere by storm. Ahmed Medien shares with us what netizens think of homosexuality in Tunisia.

#EauSecours: The Hashtag Poking Fun at Water Shortage in Dakar, Senegal

Dakar, the capital city of Senegal, has been plagued with water shortage for the past 15 days [fr]. Senegalese on social media are coping with this dire situation with humor and...

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