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In moments of crisis journalists often turn to blogs and Twitter to get an on the ground perspective. But how do you know where to find bloggers in Uganda? Or who are the best people to follow on Twitter in Haiti? That's where Global Voices can help. We track citizen media worldwide with a team of bloggers who are from the regions and countries whose citizen media they follow.

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What the French president's affair and separation say about love, politics and French culture

This weekend, French President François Hollande confirmed that he is separating from his partner Valérie Trierweiler. The French seemed to shrug at the news of Hollande's affair with actress Julie Gayet, seeing love and politics as separate. But France's neighbors and its former colonies don't necessarily agree.

Stephen Tobolowsky

Stephen Tobolowsky is one of the leading character actors in film today. USA Today listed Stephen as the ninth most frequently seen actor in movies. He has appeared over 200 movies and television shows. He is best known for playing Ned Ryerson in “Groundhog Day,” Sammy Jankis in “Memento,” Werner Brandes in “Sneakers,” Happy Chapman in “Garfield,” and Mr. Bates in “Freaky Friday.”