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Marie Bohner

Freelance, project coordinator and event organiser, I work in the field of human rights, development and culture, mainly at international level. My path brought me to spend some time in India where I worked (and still do) with Ekta Parishad, a social movement for the landless peasants, and its international ramifications. Being both French and German, I feel concerned, since a long time, by women's rights and conflict issues.

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Latest posts by Marie Bohner

11 November 2016

A French Videographer is Detained, Highlighting France's Odd Use of ‘State of Emergency’

Global Voices Advocacy

Gaspard Glantz, Taranis News site creator and video reporter focusing on protest movements in France is facing legal challenges that constraint his work.

19 October 2016

Macedonia's Lake Ohrid Awaits You

The Bridge

Far from the frenzy of the capital, the cities of Ohrid, Struga and Bitola in southern Macedonia's offer history, culture, cuisine, biodiversity and some truly astounding landscapes.

15 December 2015

Is the World Forum for Democracy a Space of Genuine Dialogue?

The Bridge

At this year's World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg, tolerance for debate and differences of opinion left something to be desired.

23 March 2015

Six Reasons You Should Visit Malapascua, Philippines, at Least Once in Your Life

The Bridge

Deciding which of the 7,000 Philippine islands to visit is no easy task. Marie Bohner makes a strong case for one in particular.

10 May 2014

Two People Are Driving Around Europe to Find What It Means to Be European

On the eve of European elections, two French artists will tour Europe to meet with as many types of Europeans as possible.

17 April 2014

Meet Suzanne Lehn, Co-Editor of Global Voices en Français

Portrait of Suzanne Lehn, co-manager of French language Global Voices, by Marie Bohner. Her vision of today's media and the subjects she is passionate about.

26 February 2014

Mushrooms, France's Latest Food Trend

Like wine or seasonal fruit and veg, mushrooms are highly valued both in the mind and on the plate, associated with a better lifestyle and local produce.

5 February 2014

Forget What You Know About Visiting Kosovo

Think that Kosovo is country still in tatters from its war-torn past and not ideal for a holiday? Think again.

29 October 2013

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.

6 August 2013

Do FEMEN's Topless Protests Advance Women's Rights or Jeopardize Them?

When a man sets himself on fire in protest, no one accuses him of harming the movement he self-immolated for. Why does FEMEN face those accusations?

11 July 2013

France Sees Shades of its Revolutionary Past in Turkey's Revolt

The recent protests in Turkey seem to have generated questions about identity in France, with the French asking themselves variations of, "Do we share the same values?"

31 May 2013

Disaster Highlights Roma's Struggle for Human Rights in France

A violent fire destroyed an abandoned factory in the eastern French city of Lyon squatted by families from the Roma community, killing two women and 12-year-old child. In the aftermath,...

22 May 2013

Promises of Social Justice for India's Landless

As rapid industrialization and development in India snatches up land and livelihoods, activist groups such as Ekta Parishad have loudly campaigned on behalf of the landless and homeless and pressured...

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