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· December, 2012

Stories about Arts & Culture from December, 2012

15 December 2012

Russian Documentary Filmmakers Abandon YouTube After Police Investigation

RuNet Echo

On December 12, filmmakers halted the online publication of one of Russia's most curious documentary efforts: "Srok" ("The Term"), a video project hosted on YouTube and LiveJournal, chronicling and capturing...

Minister Wert Sparks Humour on the Net

14 December 2012

Plástica Magazine Shines Spotlight on Independent Spanish-Language Music

Plástica is an international journal specializing in the independent Spanish-language music scene. More than just a magazine, Plástica is a project that focuses on high quality, creative music. Its main...

The Richest Village in the World?

13 December 2012

Egypt: Graffiti Over Presidential Palace Walls

It seems like the revolutionary spirit is galvanized in Egypt, thanks to President Mohammed Morsy's power grab. Photographer Jonathan Rashad, who has been actively using his camera to document major...

10 December 2012

Colombia: Cali Organises Its Third Barcamp

On Monday, December 17, the third edition of Barcamp Cali -a Free Culture event organised in the city of Cali, Colombia- will take place. The event has created a buzz...

Interview with Maksim Kononenko: Russian Non-Oppositionist Blogging

RuNet Echo

Kononenko is widely considered to be one of the RuNet’s pioneers, and has worked as a publicist, a columnist, a programmer, and a television host, among other things. He is...

Uzbek Theater Stages a Multicultural Play

8 December 2012

Interview with Chanphal Sok: Cambodian Writer and Songwriter

Global Voices interviews Chanphal Sok,one of Cambodia's famous contemporary songwriters. Also a prolific blogger, Chanphal has published several books in the internet. Chanphal discusses the state of book publishing in...

7 December 2012

Italy: Staying in Venetian Monasteries

Top 10 Chinese Internet Memes of 2012

As the year comes to an end, we've picked China's 10 most memorable Internet memes of 2012. They cover scandal, celebrity, humour and buzzwords.

Brazil Bids Farewell to Niemeyer, Revolutionary of Modern Architecture

Remembered primarily as the architect who designed Brazil's capital city, Brasília, and for having remained faithful to his communist ideals throughout his entire adult life, Oscar Niemeyer passed away on...

World Heritage Site Djemila, Algeria in Jeopardy