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· April, 2010

Stories about Western Europe from April, 2010

Two trangender actresses assaulted in Paris

On April 27th, two transgender actresses and three other crew members of  the movie “Mourir comme un homme” (“Die like a man”) (fr) were assaulted in Paris 20th District (Belleville),  The...

Russia: The 2009 Killing of Umar Israilov

Robert Amsterdam writes about Ramzan Kadyrov's alleged involvement in the 2009 murder of Umar Israilov in Vienna, and links to C.J. Chivers’ New York Times investigative piece, whose opening paragraph...

France: Reactions over Niqab and Polygamy Controversy

Lies Hebbadj is currently making  the headline news because his wife was fined for driving while wearing a niqab and because he said himself that he has three more households....

French West Indies, Haiti: Immigration then & now

Indiscrétions tells the story [Fr] of a Haitian girl deported from Guadeloupe by the French customs authority, for allegedly presenting fake identity documents at the airport, while Gwakafwika announces [Fr...

UK: Krakow Funeral Broadcast in London's Trafalgar Square

Rosie Walunas writes that London's Trafalgar Square “was nearly filled to capacity” on Sunday, as people gathered to watch TV Polonia's coverage of the funeral of late Polish President Lech...

Best of Blog Awards 2010: And the Winners are…

The sixth annual Deutsche Welle Best of Blogs (BOBs) Awards have come to a close, and the Global Voices community is celebrating the winners.

Honorable Mention for Threatened Voices at Journalism Fest in Italy

Threatened Voices has received an Honorable Mention in the first Digital Heretics journalism award, established at the upcoming International journalism festival in Perugia, Italy (April 21-25). The project coordinator and...

United Kingdom: Iraqi LGBT group leader Ali Hili refused priority for ayslum application

Ali Hili, leader of an Iraqi lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) group has been waiting for an asnwer to his application for asylum in the United Kingdom for three...

16 Years Later, the Rwandan Genocide Remembered

On April 7th, Rwanda commemorated the 16th anniversary of the genocide that took the lives of as many as 800,000 people and traumatized a whole region to this day. The...

Cast your vote for the “Best of the Blogs”

Online voting has begun for the Best of the Blogs Awards from Deutsche Welle, one of the most prestigious international blog competitions with nominated blogs in eleven different languages. You...

Citizen Media at International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy

The 4th edition of the International Journalism Festival will take place in Perugia, Italy on 21-25 April 2010 with several panel discussions focused on citizen journalism and new media from...

Taiwan: The winner of the Masters de la Boulangerie 2010 is…

Winner of the Coupe Louis Lesaffre in 2007 and silver medalist at in 2008 the World Cup Baking, Pao-Chun Wu has won the championship at the Masters de la Boulangerie...

France: Muslim woman on the burqa debate

In an interview with Bondy blog [Fr], Malika, 28, a veiled French Muslim woman of Algerian descent, expresses her detailed views about the burqa and niqab, amidst the debate, reheated...

Spain: Conguitos Racist Logos in Question

On Maneno, a blogging platform dedicated to meet the needs of sub Saharan Africa bloggers, schauzeri wonders why Conguitos, a renown sweets company in Spain,  retained their current logos despite...

Qatar: Expats outraged by plans to scrap visa-on-arrival policy

Effective May 1, Qatar plans to scrap its visa-on-arrival policy for dozens of nations currently exercising the option. Dismayed expats worry about seeing their families and predict that the additional...

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