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· January, 2013

Stories about Arts & Culture from January, 2013

31 January 2013

The ‘Vishwaroopam’ Ban: Attack on Freedom of Speech?

The screening of Kamal Haasan's big budget Bollywood movie Vishwaroopam was banned in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu after Islamic organizations protested the depiction of the Muslim community. Actor-Director...

Pakistan’s Forgotten Hindu Heritage

Graffiti and Garbage in Egypt

All Side by Side for the Future of São Tomé and Príncipe

28 January 2013

Homosexuals – The Invisible Minority of Bangladesh

The LGBT communities in Bangladesh remain underground as they face discrimination, verbal abuse, physical abuse, social and legal challenges everyday. This invisible minority uses the internet and social networking to...

25 January 2013

Russian Parliament Confronts Next Threat to Kids: “Homosexual Propaganda”

RuNet Echo

The Russian parliament's effort to defend the nation's children continues. In the last year, Duma deputies have labored feverishly to shield Russia's youth from child pornography and online enticements to...

24 January 2013

Parallels Between Religious and Copyright Wars

France: NGOs Condemn Privatisation of Public Domain

Guyana: Literary Controversy

Writer Ruel Johnson has expressed concern at what he considers to be possible case of nepotism at Caribbean Press, a publishing company owned by the government of Guyana: When I saw...

23 January 2013

“La Movida” – Revival of Spanish Language Comics in Brazil?

A panorama of Latin American comics in two parts. This post explores the invisibility among neighbouring countries within the region. Are economic factors, digital tools and collaboration going to change...

Decades-old Banned Song Inspires Many in Japan

The Annual New Year's Eve music show by the Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) intrigued many because of a performance by Akihiro Miwa. He sang Yoitomake no Uta (Song for the...

22 January 2013

Guyana: Modern Architecture and the State of The Nation

China's Resistance Art Beyond Ai Weiwei

Social resistance in the form of action art is getting popular in China. This post introduces readers to an action art group - Made-in-J Town - which staged several body...

Cuban Filmmakers Take Over Digital Technologies

In Cuba, filmmakers and new directors have started to take over new technologies to keep down the costs of production of audiovisual effects, and to tell stories that would otherwise...

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