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· February, 2011

Stories about Western Europe from February, 2011

28 February 2011

France: New Right-Leaning Website Enters the Fray

France: Demonstration in Paris Against Gabon Dictatorship

Around 7,000 people gathered in the streets of French capital Paris to demonstrate against African dictators and the French government's alleged collusion with African dictatorial regimes on Saturday 26 February,...

27 February 2011

Mexico: Kidnapping Case Affects Diplomatic Relations with France

Relations between Mexico and France have been strained due to the kidnapping conviction of French national Florence Cassez in Mexico City. Cassez was arrested in 2006, accused of kidnapping charges...

24 February 2011

“We Are Not Ants”: New Book Promotes Educated Optimism

No Somos Hormigas (We Are Not Ants) is a book and online platform; a Spanish-language project devoted to "educated optimism." Global Voices is mentioned in the book and online as...

23 February 2011

A declaration of love to the Portuguese language, in all its variations

On February 21 Global Voices in Portuguese commemorated International Mother Language Day with a tribute to the lusophony in all its linguistic and cultural diversity. Read the blogsphere's reflections on...

Europe: EU and Social Media

22 February 2011

Azerbaijan: Assimilation Disorder

Portugal: Fight against prejudice on transgenderism

Video: Learning a New Language Through Online Video

February 21st is the International Mother Language Day and this year's theme is Linguistic Diversity and New Technologies. With that in mind, we bring you a series of examples of...

21 February 2011

Libya-Italy: online reactions to the “Berlusconi connection”

Given the recently close relationship between Gheddafi and the Italian government, materials and many varying opinions on this unusual bond are emerging. Here is an overview of what is being...

11 February 2011

Denmark: Taking Facebook to the Streets in 2010

Facebook came to life on Denmark's streets in 2010 through events and groups organised via the social networking site. Whether motives were addressing the country's homeless or immigration policy, it...

5 February 2011

Global: Thoughts on interfaith harmony and world peace

In this, the first, World Interfaith Harmony Week, people from all faiths have been getting together to forget about differences and promote religious tolerance and dialogue based on the mantras...

4 February 2011

Portugal: A journey blog to Antarctica

Mexico: Reactions to “Racist” Remarks on BBC's Top Gear

Comments on the BBC's popular car show Top Gear calling Mexicans, "lazy, feckless, flatulent," and "overweight" have caused mixed reactions among Mexican bloggers.

Egypt: “The West Faces Another Bosnia Moment”

1 February 2011

Portugal: Reflections on Egypt

Portuguese bloggers react to the wave of revolts in Tunisia and Egypt in recent weeks, relating it to issues in their country. In this post we select some of reflections...

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