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· February, 2011

Stories about Arts & Culture from February, 2011

Macedonia: Ruined Monuments

Partikopolis‘ photos document vandalism against monuments [MKD] in Strumica: “…if this was a multi-ethnic community, then the ‘others’ would be blamed. Since it is not – nobody cares…”

World: And the Best Actor Award Goes to Gaddafi!

Colin Firth may have won the Oscar for Best Actor, but it was Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Al Gaddafi who got the most mentions. Depending on where you are, tweeps...

Cambodia: Cambofest Film Festival

Cambofest: Film and Video Festival of Cambodia will take place on the first week of March.

Armenia: Rapping the Revolution of Reform

Even if the use of social media ahead of an opposition rally scheduled to mark the 3rd anniversary of bloody post-presidential clashes which left 10 dead remains low, some activists...

Africa: Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou

Boukari Ouédraogo wrote [Fr] on his blog: ” The 22nd edition of the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou will take place in Ouagadougou from February 26th to March...

Trinidad & Tobago: What's After Carnival?

As controversy ensues over the behaviour of a “sore loser” at a Carnival music competition, Coffeewallah observes that the priorities of Trinbagonians may be skewed: “In two weeks this will...

Guyana: Mashramani “Huge Success”

Check out photos of this year's Mashramani celebrations, here.

Bhutan: In His Majesty's Service

Dorji Wangchuk describes what is it like to be in the service of His Majesty the King of Bhutan.

Egypt: Flag Unites Mosque and Church

Wael Ghonim shared this video through Twitter:  “Thats the real face of Egypt. Young Egyptians connect a mosque and a church with the Egyptian flag.”

A declaration of love to the Portuguese language, in all its variations

On February 21 Global Voices in Portuguese commemorated International Mother Language Day with a tribute to the lusophony in all its linguistic and cultural diversity. Read the blogsphere's reflections on...

Africa: Africa Visual Media Blog

Africa Visual Media blog keeps track of African and Africa-related culture in the media (film, photography, television, and print).

Puerto Rico: Best Blogs 2010

The team of Esoez.com gave out the Esoez Awards to the best blogs [es] of Puerto Rico in 2010. The podcast En Profundo [es], the music blog Puerto Rico Indie...

Puerto Rico: A Student's Life Broadcast Through Youtube

Christian Ortega published the first episode of his regular web series "La Cabeza de Christian" back in the summer of 2009. Through LCC, as it is known for short, Christian...

Ukraine: Trip to Bakhchisaray, Crimea

The Kalpak writes about his trip to Bakhchisaray – “the hub of Crimean Tatar culture.”

Africa: Online Radio for African Poets

Lauri comes across Badilisha Poetry Radio, which features African poets: “I've managed to lose an hour listening to poetry by African poets both here and abroad. I got captured by...

Azerbaijan: Assimilation Disorder

Known for its caustic humor and sarcastic insight, London-based Azerbaijani blogger Scary Azeri touches upon the sensitive issue of cultural (in)compatibility noting how a traditional mindset of her countrymen may...

Africa: Tributes to Pan-African leaders and revolutionaries

Have you heard Didier Awadi's tributes to Pan-African African leaders and revolutionaries. The Senegalese DJ, Didier Awadi ,is one of the most highly respected African musicians.

Video: Learning a New Language Through Online Video

February 21st is the International Mother Language Day and this year's theme is Linguistic Diversity and New Technologies. With that in mind, we bring you a series of examples of...

Bangladesh: Observing International Mother Language Day

For Bangladesh, 21st February - the International Mother Language Day has a different symbolization. It is a national day of Bangladesh to commemorate protests and sacrifices to protect Bangla (Bengali)...

Brazil: Learning culture and portuguese language

In the International Mother Language Day, take some time out to check the Portuguese Blog by Transparent Language and read about the Brazilian culture and its Portuguese language variant. Have...

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