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· December, 2007

Stories about Arts & Culture from December, 2007

31 December 2007

New Bloggers Use Poetry to Describe Their Communities, Feelings, Friends

The new bloggers of Rising Voices outreach projects in Colombia, Bolivia, and Bangladesh are more than just up-and-coming citizen journalists. They have also discovered the power of prose to reveal...

India: Baghdad Burning on stage

30 December 2007

Ethiopia: Queen of Sheba, Now Available in French

Francophone music blog Roots and Culture interviews Samuel Malher, a religious scholar from Strasbourg who has written the first unabridged French translation of the Kebra Negast, a sacred Ethiopian text....

Sudan: The Aftermath of the Teddy Bear Circus

Not surprisingly, about a month ago the Sudanese blogosphere's main topic and attraction was the teddy bear circus which received a huge amount of global media attention.

29 December 2007

Jordan: Film Festivals, Citizenship Law and More

From a film festival in Dubai, a Jordanian film maker is making his debut at Sundance. Mohammad Al Azraq reports on that as well as the citizenship law in Jordan,...

Czech Republic: New Year's in Prague

Serbia: “Manufactured Guilt”

28 December 2007

Uganda: Is Uganda mentally, intellectually and creatively broke?

An interview with a Kampala City Council official has blogger Tumwijuke wondering if Uganda is “mentally, intellectually and creatively broke.”

27 December 2007

Hungary: Things to Love & Hate in Budapest

Barbados: Jordan Passes On

Armenia: Come on-a My House for New Year

Thailand: Miniature Candy

Bahamas: Theatre and Democracy

West Africa: The four Cameroonian historical myths

Today, we are taking a tour of the West African blogosphere. Bloggers from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and Nigeria are discussing children's books, historical myths, the military and politics.

Japan: Learning from the failure of Second Life

Second Life in Japan is virtually dead. While three-dimensional environments such as "meet me" and Hatena World have seen their popularity rise, the most famous virtual environment in the world...

Japan: Christmas Cards

Mexico: Graffiti Contest at Azteca Stadium

Bolivia: Christmas as a Child

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