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· March, 2012

Stories about Western Europe from March, 2012

16 March 2012

Switzerland: Greetings from the “Greeks” of the French Cantons

An article from a Swiss German newspaper accusing the Swiss French of being the "Greeks of Switzerland" has driven French-speakers to reply in a humorous manner on social networks.

Portugal: Visualising Economic and Social Indicators on the Crisis

France: The Human Rights Film Festival Awards

15 March 2012

Macedonia: Fuel Prices Continue to Rise

Continuous increase of fuel prices is a cause of much concern for citizens of Macedonia, and some vent the tension through humor.

14 March 2012

A Documentary of the History of Black People in France

Europe: Will ACTA Treaty Pass After Protests?

The ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Treaty (ACTA) by the European Parliament has been delayed in expectation of an opinion from the European Court of Justice on its conformity with fundamental...

13 March 2012

Intercontinental Cry Will Launch Spanish Edition

France: Why Celebrated Film ‘The Artist’ Isn't Such a Hit at Home

In February 2012, French and world cinema history was made after five Oscars were awarded to the film 'The Artist' and its leading actor Jean Dujardin. But despite winning Oscars,...

Video: 10 tips to make your videos better

Video: Share Your Challenges and Win an iPad2 in Contest

The Bertelsmann Foundation's FutureChallenges initiative wants to hear about the challenges faced by people all around the world. By making a video and uploading it to their Facebook page, you...

12 March 2012

Greece: Folk Musician and Researcher, Domna Samiou, Dies at 84

Greeks all over the world express their sorrow for the death of Domna Samiou on March 11, the great singer of traditional Greek folk music, as well as their appreciation...

Germany: Email Monitoring #Bomb(e) Drops

German intelligence agencies examined more than 37 million emails containing particular search terms, for instance "bomb". Reactions in online media ranged between outrage and humor.

Italy Condemned for Violations of African Refugee Rights

On February 23, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg came to a historic judgment that Italy had violated the European Convention on Human Rights by intercepting and sending...

8 March 2012

The Best of the Blogs Awards: Have You Submitted Your Blog?

Nominate your favorite blogs in 17 categories and 11 languages to the Deutsche Welle Best of the Blogs Awards (BoBs) before March, 13, 2012. Bloggers, writers, artists, citizen video reporters,...

Ibero-American Blogging Competition Asks Teens: “What are you reading?”

NATO Invites to Citizen Dialogue on New Website

Spain: Ten Years Without the Peseta

7 March 2012

La Réunion : A Dynamism far from the Cliché of Dependence on Public Aid

Spain: Head of Journalist Association Threatens Activist With a Belt

The Head of the Press Association in Granada, Antonio Mora, threatened to hit pro-Palestinian activists with his belt when they protested during a photo exhibition of the relations between Israel...

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