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· October, 2011

Stories about Language from October, 2011

Collecting Audio of UN Human Rights Declaration in 370 Languages

United_Sounds on SoundCloud is compiling the largest collection of audio recordings of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in more than 370 languages. If you speak a language they...

Bahamas: Visual Poetry

Two new video poems have been posted at tongues of the ocean, here and here.

Nepal: Movies & Nationality

Acharya, a Nepali language movie based on the life of a Nepali music legend, has been categorized in the Mumbai Film Festival as Indian movie because of its production banner....

Poetry Slam Activism in Francophone Africa

Poetry slam is a well-known channel of expression for many activists in North America but the rest of the world has now embraced this unique blend of poetry and rhythmic...

Whose Language? The Royal Spanish Academy and Copyright

Can a language used by millions of people be copyrighted and be the property of an institution? This and other questions are circulating online following the news that the Spanish...

Jamaica: Hiding “Behind Blackness”

Under the Saltire Flag shares an interesting perspective on the recent riots in London: “I have no problem accepting that in many areas Britain is blindly racist and must be...

Russia: Putin Gets Twitter Hashtag for His Birthday

#CпасибоПутинуЗаЭто (“Thanks to Putin for This”) hashtag that resembles the Soviet “Thanks to the party for this” became a “Twitter sensation” according to the Wall Street Journal and a “Twitter...

Ukraine: Interview With Author Vasyl Shklyar

Brian Spadora‘s RFE/RL interview with the Ukrainian novelist Vasyl Shklyar – who “has attracted a lot of attention in Ukraine this year both for his bestselling novel, Black Raven, as...

Curacao: Changes Needed in Court of Justice

“A Dutch European lawyer indiscriminately lambasting a prime minister and a party leader in front of four innocent new judges…indoctrinating them from day one how to judicially digest post-colonial power...

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