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Netizen Report: Fearful of ‘Fake News’, Lawmakers in France and Brazil Want to Limit Free Speech Before Elections

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:17:07 +0000

The Advox Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.


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Amid the Vast Universe of the ‘Valerian’ Movie, Ukraine Gets a Special Shout-Out

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 20:41:38 +0000

The opening scenes of the film include a Ukrainian cosmonaut crew lead by a woman with the country's flag on her sleeve.


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Why French Muslim Comedian Samia Orosemane Says She's Like a UFO

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 10:00:49 +0000

"I try to be as useful as possible. If I can create bridges where there are walls, I’m very happy."


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InfoBus Provides Remaining Calais Asylum Seekers and Migrants With WiFi and Information

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:45:16 +0000

Dismantling the Jungle has not gotten rid of the migrants in Calais. An organization is helping those that remain to communicate by providing Wifi access, portable devices, and information.


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The African Community Reacts to Emmanuel Macron's Comments on Birth Rates in Africa

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 15:23:40 +0000

"Here is the question that we must ask: is it up to a non-African president to tell our women how many children they should have?"


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French Bank BNP Paribas Accused of Complicity in the Genocide of the Tutsis in Rwanda

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 21:21:06 +0000

"France contributed to training and the international recognition of the government which organized the massacres (in Rwanda)".


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Luxury Lifestyle of the Congolese President's Entourage Attracts Attention of French Investigators

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:55:19 +0000

"Between 2008 and 2011, several tens of millions of euros from the Congolese public purse are thought to have passed through offshore companies."


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Teodorín N. O. Mangue, Son of the President of Equatorial Guinea, Faces Justice in Paris

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 17:24:52 +0000

The defendant did not deign to travel to Paris and was represented by three lawyers there. Their strategy consisted in arguing that he benefits from diplomatic immunity.


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The 1944 Thiaroye Massacre in Senegal, a Shameful Episode of the French Colonial Period in Africa

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:34:59 +0000

"In 1944, African soldiers, liberators of France, were massacred by... France itself. These African servicemen had committed only one crime: that of being African."


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Diaspora* and Other Free Software Are Available in the Occitan Language, Thanks to Volunteer Translators

Mon, 22 May 2017 19:26:18 +0000

"I don’t like when people decide that one language has more value than another. In my opinion, every language is as equal as the next."


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Marine Le Pen's Comments on the Vel d'Hiv Roundup During WWII Reawaken France's Painful Past

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:44:37 +0000

"The victims of #veldhiv have been pulled from eternal rest to serve as a tool in the electoral plot of infamous politicians without brains or morals."


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Chinese-French Millennials Protest Police Shooting—and the ‘Model Minority’ Myth

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 10:00:33 +0000

After the lethal shooting of Liu Shaoyo, a Chinese man in Paris, an overlooked community in France finds its voice.


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The French May Be Casual about Extramarital Sex, But They Aren't about Relationships

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:31:09 +0000

According to studies, the French may simply be more realistic about the challenges of long-term monogamy.


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In Madagascar, People Remember One of the Deadliest French Colonial Wars in History

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 10:35:26 +0000

"...I would just like to spare a thought for all the families who know that they paid a price in spilled blood for the country..."


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Here's Why This Election Year in France Is Completely Unprecedented

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:05:37 +0000

People feel that the future is bleak and that the old recipes of established parties are not working.


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