Alice Backer · February, 2006

My name is Alice Backer. I am founder and former team leader of GV Lingua, which amplifies Global Voices in languages other than English. I used to be Francophonia Editor. I was once an editor of New York University School of Law's Review of Law & Social Change. I have been blogging about Haiti, Haitian-Americans and the Caribbean for 5 years at kiskeácity and I tweet from @kiskeacity. I am also a lawyer and campaign consultant.

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Latest posts by Alice Backer from February, 2006

Lone Haiti-Based Haitian Blogger on Recent Haitian Elections

  26 February 2006

Yon Ayisyen, the sole Haiti-based Haitian blogger complains (FR) that he does not have an internet connection at home. But that has not stopped him from blogging regularly if not always promptly about the recent presidential elections. Special Rules for Favored Candidate? Riots over the possibility of a runoff in...

Supermale on Moslem World Boycott of Danish Goods

  15 February 2006

Morad Ouasti reports (FR) at Supermale on the mechanisms behind the moslem world’ s boycott of Danish goods: “Denmark is already suffering early consequences while the boycott is being organized via Internet and text messaging … Meanwhile, European companies [such as Danon and Nestle] adopt an ad hoc strategy of...

Martinique, Guadeloupe: UDF visit

  10 February 2006

Le Blog de l'UDF, the blog of a French centrist party, reports (FR) its leader Francois Bayrou's visit to French overseas departments Martinique and Guadeloupe. In his post-visit press conference Bayrou cited the unaddressed psychological consequences of slavery, rampant unemployment, a banana industry crisis, immigration from neighboring Caribbean nations, and...

  9 February 2006

Musengeshi Katata comments (FR) on Amely-James Koh Bela's book on African prostitution in the West at Forum Realisance: “Can one really defend values that are everyday assaulted and eroded by poverty? … Without a battle against poverty including against western exploitation and the depravation of African economies, without a protracted...

Congolese Blogger Ben-Clet Decries Swearing Politician

  7 February 2006

Over at the group effort Le Blog du Congolais, Congolese blogger Ben-Clet deplores the ethics of Congolese Vice-President Abdoulaye Yerodia who recenty insulted two political rivals (Pierre Pay Pay and Etienne Tshisekedi ) during a live television broadcast: “Arming yourself with Lingala, one of 4 national languages, you tried to...

Haitian Election Countdown: Two Bloggers’ views

  6 February 2006

Are Haitians Really Safer Leading Up to the Election? Haitian blogger Yon Ayisyen, a French-speaking blogger whose name means “A Haitian”, reports his impressions of the buildup to Tuesday, February 7's presidential elections from the capital city of Port-au-Prince. (Yon Aysien is one of the few Haitians blogging from Haiti.)...

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