Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey’s Parisian Tweets with Sarkozy

March 15, 2012

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Update March 21, 2012: This blog post was featured on France 24 as part of their political coverage on March 20, 2012. ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————- Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey paid a visit to French president Nicolas Sarkozy and in the process, invented the tweet-meeting. It all started with this first tweet from Sarkozy’s Twitter account saying: “I will […]

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François Hollande’s girlfriend posts her fury on Twitter

March 9, 2012

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Válerie Trierweiler

Válerie Trierweiler, the girlfriend of French presidential candidate François Hollande, apparently became so upset upon finding her image splashed on the front page of Paris Match, that she took to Twitter to publicly express her fury. The French magazine, which she happens to write for, published a photo of her and Hollande with the headline: […]

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Euthanasia campaign features French president Sarkozy on deathbed

March 8, 2012

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Euthanasia campaign- Nicolas Sarkozy

In a shocking pro-euthanasia campaign released on Wednesday, French president Nicolas Sarkozy is portrayed as a dying patient in a hospital bed in an effort to convince him to change his current stand against the legalization of euthanasia in France. The text above the disturbing image reads: “Mr. Candidate, Must we put you in such a […]

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After years of allegiance to the right, French voters begin turning left, but…

February 17, 2012

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The Right has taken a hold of France for too long and it’s time to change. That is the growing sentiment among the French, according to Pascal Perrineau, director of the Center of Political Research at Sciences Po University in Paris. I had the pleasure of interviewing Perrineau this week and we talked about how […]

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French president Nicolas Sarkozy launches social media campaign

February 17, 2012

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French President Nicolas Sarkozy finally joined Twitter on Wednesday. Better late than never! “Good day to you all, I’m very happy today to launch my Twitter account, thank you to all of those who would like to follow me,” he said in his first tweet, using his official Twitter handle @NicolasSarkozy. Sarkozy then appeared on TF1, […]

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Disabled French voters demand equal access to election process

February 10, 2012

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Equal access. That’s all French disabled voters want. But, what exactly does equal access mean? It means  to be able to exercise their right to vote as any other French citizen would, without any constraints, by having all the tools and modifications available for them to do so. The Unapéi, National Union of Associations of Parents […]

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The reality of French voters with disabilities

February 9, 2012

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Can you imagine not being able to vote because you can’t even get through the door of the polling site? What would you do if you couldn’t elect your favorite candidate because you can’t even read the ballot? And what if you couldn’t even vote for anyone because, when you tried watching them on TV […]

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