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New generation of Bolivian artists displays bravado

May 2009 -

'La Paz Ibero-American Cultural Capital 2009' means a strong impulse for artistic genres which usually go unnoticed  in Bolivia. In particular young video and performance artists are benefiting.

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Kamran Ashtari: "Internet is Iran's only public forum"

April 2009 -

Do satellite television, the Internet and digital film offer an escape from censorship in a country like Iran? This what the viewer starts to wonder while watching the Iranian documentary Head Wind.

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Zimbabwe in Pictures

April 2009 -

Zimbabwe in Pictures is a blog which contributes to the independent gathering of news from Zimbabwe. Editor-in-chief/publisher Chris Kabwato explains the background and the objectives of the e-zine.

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Nigerian movie awards gain importance in entire Africa

April 2009 -

The Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) were founded in 2005 to recognise and reward Nigerian films. Slowly it is becoming a continental affair with plans to establish a continental film fund to keep African cinema alive.

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Fake: fables, facts and fiction

December 2008 -

Fake is the theme of the next edition of the literary festival Winternachten in The Hague. Writers are masters when it comes to manipulating reality. They use day-to-day life and history to tell their own stories and uncover the truth behind reality.

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Female perspective and sweet tea at Palestinian film festival

December 2008 -

The only annual festival in the Arab world that focuses on female film makers doesn't attract the large audience the management had hoped for.

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ISIM Review

November 2008 -

The Autumn 2008 issue of ISIM Review is themed: 'Arts, Culture, Place'.

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Binyavanga Wainaina: How to write about Africa

December 2008 -

Against all odds, the Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina sometimes tries to correct the traditional image of Africa in the media. In one of his most well-known essays, How to write about Africa, he lays waste all the clichés that exist regarding Africa.

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'The Kilimanjaro Film Institute puts a lot of emphasis on being enterprising'

October 2008 -

The market for television and films is growing in Kenia. There is a need for skilled camera people, script writers and editors.

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Blank Noise: blog against sexual violence in India

October 2008 -

In India, sexual harassment of women in public spaces is harmlessly referred to as eve-teasing. Artist and social activist Jasmeen Patheja takes umbrage to this euphemism.

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