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· February, 2013

Stories about Language from February, 2013

Kallun: A Platform of Angolan Slang

  The Plataform KALLUN (meaning slang), founded by Leocarpo Mário, is a recent collaborative project with the ultimate goal of gathering in just one place all the slang with Angolan origins. Kallun enables...

Bengali Language History Not Lost on Youth

Farah Subhan at Amader Kotha highlights how Bangladeshi youth feel about 21 of February, the day commemorating the martyrs of the Bengali language movement, also known as the The International...

Russian Opposition, What Are You Doing? Stahp.

The Coordinating Council of the Russian Opposition has been a fascinating eDemocracy experiment, conducted in the shadow of Russia's competitive authoritarian status quo. Yet, a recent decision not to nominate...

Crowd-Source Subtitles for YouTube Videos

Anyone on YouTube can now sync their account directly to the global subtitling service Amara and invite volunteers to translate videos. Subtitles are created on Amara's platform, but are synced...

The Bobs 2013: Now in Ukrainian, Too!

Deutsche Welle's 9th annual The Bobs online activism awards are now open for nominations of Ukrainian-language blogs [uk]. Ukrainian journalist Mustafa Nayyem, who is on this year's international jury panel,...

Japan's Corporate Slaves Put Humor to Hard Work

With a twist of comedy, moral and technical support has been pouring in across social media sites for Japan's "corporate slaves" or "Shachiku" as they are referred to in Japanese...

Protesting Cyrillic, “Collectivising Guilt” in Croatia

Balkan Anarchist weighs in on the protests against the use of the Cyrillic script in Vukovar‘s public spaces: […] I believe that we, decent and honest Serbs, should be ashamed...

Historic ‘Tanka’ Poem Rises from Japan's Nuclear Ashes

Drawing from contemporary issues, a Japanese blogger writes an adaptation of a famous piece of tanka - a genre of Japanese poetry - originally published in 1957 by an avant-garde...

When Sex is Just the “Room Thing”

Jocelyn Eikenburg from Speaking of China talks about some subtle expressions of sex in Chinese. Doing the “room thing” is one example.

Palestine: Fighting with the Poem

Amira Abd El-Khalek, an Egyptian blogger who studied English literature and anthropology in Egypt and UK, wrote on the Arabic Literature blog about an evening of Palestinian poets, Asma’a Azaizeh...

Cultural extravaganza in Latin America! Comic books and beyond

Follow us as we visit the arts and the projects that are bridging the gaps and establishing new channels of communication in Latin America. We talk about comics, artworks, collaboration,...

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