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· April, 2013

Stories about Arts & Culture from April, 2013

Latin American Activists Gather in La Paz

China Yanks ‘Django Unchained’ from Theaters

Chinese censors abruptly pulled the Oscar-winning movie “Django Unchained” from the country’s cinemas on the day of its premiere in an unexpected about-face after the movie's week-long promotion in China.

Racism Remarks in the NYT Land Cuban Intellectual in Trouble

Author Roberto Zurbano's tough talk on racism in Cuba published in The New York Times apparently cost him is job as editor at a publishing house and generated a heated...

China Puts Ancient Buddhist Temple on Chopping Block

Local Chinese authorities, in a bid to preserve parts of the historic Silk Road trade route, have ordered the destruction of the ancient Xingjiao Temple, which holds the remains of...

Jamaica: Folklorist Olive Lewin Dies

Putin Unfazed by Topless Protest in Hannover

On Monday, 8 April 2013, Putin's tour of a trade fair in Hannover with German Chancellor Angela Merkel took an unexpected turn when three members of the controversial Ukrainian feminist and...

China Pulls ‘Django Unchained’

Tunisian Graffiti Artists Fined, Most Serious Charges Dismissed

A Tunisian court fined two street artists for drawing pro poor graffiti today. The court, however, dismissed the charges of "disturbing public order" and "breaching the state of emergency".

Chinese Authorities Cancel Indie Film Festival

Rare, Live Glimpse into Pakistan's Progressive Fashion Industry

Unknown to most of the world, fashion plays a huge role in Pakistani life. Fashion Pakistan Week is being live-steamed on April 9-10 from Karachi and will offer a rare...

Papoleto Meléndez: ‘Poetry Enters You Because It Is Looking for a Voice’

Jesús “Papoleto” Meléndez, Puerto Rican poet and one of the fathers of the Nuyorican literary movement, just released the collection "Hey Yo!, Yo Soy! 40 Years of Nuyorican Street Poetry."...

Tactical Tech's Info-Activism Camp: Apply!

Japan's First Non-Profit Radio Turns 10

Traveling in Pre-Modern Southeast Asia

China: Calling the Dead with QR Code

Jamaica: Tribute to Ebert

‘Tribewanted’ Creates, Connects Eco-Villages

What do we do at Global Voices Catalonia?

On 27 February, the Global Voices international community of bloggers presented its Catalan edition in Barcelona. In this post we explain who we are, what we do and how to...

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