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28 October 2014

GV Face: Asylum Seekers Are Fleeing Conflict to Face Brutal Politics in Europe and Australia

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According to the UNHCR, 612,700 applied for asylum in North America, Europe, East Asia and the Pacific last year – the highest since 2001.

2 October 2014

It's a Great Time for Student Housing Across France, Except in Paris

The problem of student rents has not improved in Paris. In fact, unlike the rest of the country, it's become even worse.

1 September 2014

From Liberia to South Korea, West Africa's Ebola Outbreak Is Met With Ignorance and Paranoia

A pub in South Korea posted a notice turning away Africans "due to Ebola virus," and a Nigerian millionaire preacher is offering to cure Ebola patients with his special water.

3 August 2014

Russian-French Opposition Activist Koblyakov Arrested in Bulgaria

Nikolay Koblyakov, founder of the French NGO Free Russia, which for years has organized protests against Putin's regime, was arrested at Sofia Airport on July 29, 2014.

28 July 2014

Can France Catch Up With Internet of Things World Leader China?

The Internet of Things is permanently and fundamentally revolutionizing our consumption habits.

22 July 2014

Court Ruling Against Restaurant Reviewer Leaves French Bloggers Reeling

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The presiding judge ruled that while the review fell "within the scope of freedom of expression" its title was defamatory.

12 July 2014

A Summer Reading List from Global Voices French-Language Contributors

Need some summer reading material? Here's a reading list of mostly Francophone authors recommended by the GV community.

7 July 2014

Want to Reach Ex-French President Nicolas Sarkozy? Try Calling His Mobile Phone Alias, Paul Bismuth

Paul Bismuth is a real estate developer in Israel who happened to go to high school with Sarkozy's lawyer. When prosecutors investigating corruption wiretapped Sarkozy's phone, Sarkozy adopted the alias.

29 June 2014

France Sees Escape From Russian Energy Dependence in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan, wishing to reduce energy dependency on Russia, welcomes French president for talks.

24 June 2014

French Startup Companies Want to Make Your Home Smarter

Want a smart thermostat to control your home's heating? Or one that is hooked up to the Internet and measures your home's concentration of CO2? French start-ups are on it.

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