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· August, 2010

Stories about Arts & Culture from August, 2010

30 August 2010

Armenia-Azerbaijan: More dialogue through film

With national television in Armenia and Azerbaijan controlled by the authorities or government-linked individuals, there is little opportunity for independent reporting. Now more objective and human interest stories can be...

Trinidad & Tobago: Music Royalties

Taiwan: Learn Wing Chun with blog

Morocco: Hating TV Dubbed in Arabic

29 August 2010

Angola: “Alambamento” and Marriage Practices

In Angola, there is quite strong cultural tradition of the asking of the hand of bride in marriage, called alambamento. Considered by some more important that the civil or christian...

Latin America: Blog Day Celebrated through Web Conferences

28 August 2010

Egypt: Ramadan Television and the Muslim Brotherhood

This year in Ramadan the Egyptian TV decided to produce a series about the opposition party Al-Ikhwan (The Muslim Brotherhood). The TV series, which is called El Gamaa, tries to...

South Korea: Extras Went On Strike

Russia: Mari Paganism and Charges of “Extremism”

Japan: Anime Director Satoshi Kon's Last Message

Anime director Satoshi Kon died of pancreatic cancer on August 24th, at the age of 46. Kon's final message that was posted to his website resonated with fans around the...

Ukraine: Anthem in 14 Languages

Russia: Khimki Forest and Bono's “Intervention”

Thailand: “Chicken fights”

27 August 2010

Guatemala: Indigenous Teacher and Artist Kidnapped and Murdered

An increasing spiral of violence has impacted different communities in rural Guatemala. This time, the victim was a respected rural teacher, spiritual guide, dancer and artist from Sololá: Lisandro Guarcax.

Ghana: Recycled Bolga Baskets

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