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· May, 2012

Stories about Arts & Culture from May, 2012

15 May 2012

Brazil: ‘Hands That Cure, Words That Heal’

With their herbs, gestures, prayers and comforting words, folk healing is an important element of Brazilian culture. Although some people believe that traditional healing art is disappearing, folk healers from...

Latin America: Art from the Colonial Period in 2.0

We present a sample of the numerous blogs, videos and internet sites dedicated to promoting knowledge about colonial period art, a common artistic denominator for the majority of the American...

Bangladesh: Economic of Marriage payments

Costa Rica: The Circus that Saves Children's Lives

To the south of Costa Rica lies the town of Perez Zeledon, home to the Fantazztico Circus that is giving children and youth in the region a chance to stay...

14 May 2012

Pakistan: Partition Era Writer Saadat Hasan Manto Lives On

Saadat Hasan Manto (1912-1955) was a short-story writer, a dramatist and also a translator from Punjab. Today his centenary birth anniversary is being celebrated across Pakistan and also in India.

Iran: Cartoonist Eludes Sentence of 25 Lashes for Drawing Politician

An Iranian cartoonist, Mahmoud Shokraye, was sentenced to 25 lashes for drawing a cartoon of former conservative member of parliament, Ahmad Lotfi Ashtyani in the Arak region. A campaign to...

Spain: Arts Also Blossom in the Global Spring

The arts have also flourished with the 15M movement. To commemorate the 15M's first anniversary, the 12M--15M events, and to invite everyone to take to the streets again, the blog...

Venezuela: Street Art on the Internet

Artists and musicians broaden their audience when they come into contact with citizen media. Here we show some citizen videos of artists in the streets of Venezuela.

Nagorno Karabakh: Cultural Destruction and Preservation in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict

10 May 2012

Video: Robot Shows us How to Stay Safe Online

Online security is a complex issue that is sometimes hard to understand or to know how to face. Using a lovable animated robot, the Tactical Tech Collective is trying to...

Greece: Olympic Flame Lit in Ancient Olympia

9 May 2012

Bangladesh: Movie Theaters Are Dying

Movie theaters are dying in Bangladesh and shopping malls are taking their place. In the past decade hundreds of cinema halls have been closed down.

Colombia: A Visit to Karmata Rua Indigenous Reserve

Multimedia web channel TodoLoQueHay[es] (All There Is) from Colombia recently posted a short visual journey in the Emberá-Chamí indigenous reserve previously known as Christendom, whose inhabitants are now trying to...

Mali: Ansar Dine Islamists Wish to Salvage School Year in Gao

Jamaica: Better to Give

Nepal: Shristi Shrestha Crowned Miss Nepal 2012

Discussions about Miss Nepal echoed in all social media channels recently as organizers crowned Shristi Shrestha as Miss Nepal in the Grand Finale of the beauty pageant of this year....