Meet Suzanne Lehn, Co-Editor of Global Voices en Français NEW
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
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
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...
Inmate at Greece's Infamous Korydallos Prison Commits Suicide NEW
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
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
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
Wind energy has great potential in France, but many obstacles stand in its way.
UNESCO Mapping World Press Freedom Day Events NEW
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
The Daily Lives of Sub-Saharan Immigrants in Prague NEW
Chadian blogger Réndodjo Em-A Moundona [fr] writes about the daily lives of African immigrants in Prague [fr] : Une petite discussion avec ces Africains suffit pour se rendre à l´évidence que...
Are ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ Outdated Terms in African Politics? NEW
The cold war defined post-colonial African politics with its left vs right dichotomy. But is it still relevant for the continent today ?
Deceased Blogger's Mother Erased Out of Iran Newspaper Photo NEW
The European Union foreign policy chief caused furore in Iran when she met with human rights activists and a deceased blogger's mother at the Austrian Embassy in Tehran.