Annemiek Leclaire

Locarno Festival: Top prizes for Hubert Bals Fund films and symposium about films from developing countries

September 2003 -

Two films to which the Hubert Bals Fund (HBF) has contributed won first and second prize at the 56th Locarno Film Festival.

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Festival designed to refine the Danish image of Asia

September 2003 -

The Images of Asia festival will be held in Denmark from 8 August through 26 September. About 450 Asiatic artists and intellectuals are participating in the event.

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South Africa pleads for the use of indigenous languages

August 2003 -

Reading materials must appear in indigenous languages. That is the conclusion of the Annual Congress of the International Association of School Librarianship in Durban, South Africa.

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World heritage in danger

August 2003 -

The Commission for World heritage held its 27th meeting this month. Azerbaijan, Ivory Coast and Nepal were all reprimanded for failing to properly care for world heritage sites in their countries.

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Cultural dynamic in pan-African Big Brother

July 2003 -

An extraordinary version of the TV show Big Brother has started in South Africa. Each of the twelve participants comes from another African country.

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Indian children win One World Media Award

July 2003 -

Indian children won the 2003 One World Media Award in the category Special Achievements with mini-documentaries about their daily problems. 

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Former US Secretary of Education against censorship of school books

July 2003 -

In the United States educational materials are subjected to strict censorship. Diane Ravitch, former Secretary of Education and renowned researcher, describes how this works in her book The Language Police.

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Theatre by Senegalese street children in Amsterdam

July 2003 -

Enfants de Nuit, a piece presented by Senegalese street children, has made quite an impression during the annual Holland Festival in Amsterdam.

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India: no more Dutch development funds

July 2003 -

India has let it be known that it no longer wishes to receive development funds from the Dutch government.

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Emergency plan for Iraqi legacy

June 2003 -

Unesco is doing everything possible to limit the damage the war has inflicted on Iraq’s cultural artefacts.

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