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French Newspaper Publishes Chart on What Nationalities Commit Crimes NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Days, 13 Minutes ago
The newspaper Le Progrès based in Lyon, France published an infographic [fr]entitled “”Délinquance : à chacun sa spécialité – principales nationalités impliquées” (Cri...
French Economist Piketty Links Inequality to Instability of Democracies NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Days, 18 Hours, 35 Minutes ago
French economist and Associate Chair at the Paris School of Economics, Thomas Piketty recently published a book called “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” that has generated quite a buzz among fellow economists and p...
French NGO Tackles the ‘Roma Question’ Through Community Building Projects NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 3 Days, 59 Minutes ago
The Embassy of PEROU aims to bring together suburb residents and their shantytown neighbors by building community centers together and improving general living conditions.
Meet Suzanne Lehn, Co-Editor of Global Voices en Français NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Week, 1 Hour, 57 Minutes ago
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.
Are Economic Sanctions Effective Against Rogue Rulers ? NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Weeks, 23 Hours, 3 Minutes ago
Economic sanctions are often proposed to penalize countries guilty of bad government. But do they actually help bring about good government?
France, the Czech Republic and Greece Under Scrutiny for Their Treatment of Roma Community NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
  On International Romani Day (April 8) the French branch of Amnesty International wrote a statement entitled “Facing a spiral of violence, the Roma of Europe are demanding justice and protection”. The statement is especially cr...
The Kidnapping Industry Takes Hold in Cameroon NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
The Matango Club blog reflects upon the kidnapping of two italian priests and a canadian nun [fr] on April 4, 2014 in Northern Cameroon:  Pour l’histoire, les kidnappings de ce genre ne datent pas d’aujourd’hui. Rappe...
Inmate at Greece's Infamous Korydallos Prison Commits Suicide NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 14 Hours, 36 Minutes ago
Prisoners have used Twitter to publicize the conditions at the prison, so horrible that a prosecutor once refused to enter and inspect the hospital ward because she “has family”.
Why Rwanda Accuses France of Aiding 1994 Genocide NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 3 Hours, 53 Minutes ago
As Rwanda pays tribute to the victims of the genocide 20 years after the tragedy, President Kagame states again that France must “face up to the difficult truth” of its role in the 1994 genocide [fr]. As a result of this statement, France...
Controversy and Outrage in Spain Over the Presence of Teodoro Obiang NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 22 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
The president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang, has been the protagonist of a huge controversy in Spain.
The Wind Energy Sector's Race Against the Clock in France NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
Wind energy has great potential in France, but many obstacles stand in its way.
UNESCO Mapping World Press Freedom Day Events NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 2 Weeks, 6 Days, 2 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
May 3 is World Press Freedom Day and UNESCO is marking the occasion with an event in Paris, France that is free and open to the public. There are lots of resources on their site for anyone who wishes to learn more about press freedom or host an event...
Why Learning Italian Still Makes Sense NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 18 Hours, 4 Minutes ago
As Italian publishing company Alma Edizioni was busy organizing an event about the Italian language in Rome, they received an unexpected letter [it] from someone who defined himself as a “disappointed student”: Why? What's the point of st...
Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Nuclear Security Summit Protests NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 7 Hours, 42 Minutes ago
Free Tibet protesters were foiled by Chinese security officials, and a protest urging the US to stop Iran's nuclear ambitions was given prime real estate near the summit.
The “Happy Voting” Project Encourages Young Europeans to Vote NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 7 Minutes ago
Drawing on the Pharrell Williams worldwide hit “Happy” and the associated equally renown music video (over 143 million views on YouTube), the Brussels-based film company Full Tunes Production has recently launched on facebook an enthusias...
MENA: Hijab and Western Discrimination NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 21 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Egyptian blogger Nadia El Awady wrote a blog post in which she questions if women wearing Hijab face discrimination in western countries or not. Nadia, as an Egyptian who grew up in the US and lived prolonged periods in Europe, adds from her personal...
750 Million People Expected to Speak French by 2050 NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 20 Hours, 29 Minutes ago
Countering the assertion by John McWhorter at the New republic that learning French is pointless, Pascal Emmanuel Gobry  writes on his Forbes blog that French might just be the language of the future: French isn’t mostly spoken by Fre...
Jose Dos Santos, the 1.8-Billion-Dollar President of Angola NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Month, 6 Hours, 28 Minutes ago
Meanwhile, 70 percent of Angolans live on less than two dollars a day.
Returning Human Remains is Not an Apology, Says Namibia to Germany NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Month, 12 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Human remains who were killed during the colonial war (early 20th century) were returned to Namibia by Germany in March. However, Namibians still demand a formal apology from the German government as Tendai Marima,  a post-doctoral res...
GV Face: How to Win the Rising Voices Microgrant NEW
Global Voices Western Europe 1 Month, 3 Days, 11 Hours, 39 Minutes ago
Are you brimming with ideas to help your community tell their story through citizen media? On GV Face the Rising Voices team discusses best practices for winning their microgrant competition.