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More than just moccasins: American Indian words in English

More than just moccasins: American Indian words in English | Media and Culture | Scoop.it

A menagerie of words Most English speakers could easily identify words like tomahawk, moccasin, or tepee as having Amerindian origins

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Globalization - Friend or foe of cultural diversity and intercultural dialogue?
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Global Media Forum 2014: Challenges for the Media – from Information to Participation

Global Media Forum 2014: Challenges for the Media – from Information to Participation | Media and Culture | Scoop.it

Just a blink of the eye in world history, the 40-year existence of the Internet has been revolutionary, its impact comparable to the invention of the printing press nearly 600 years ago.

 

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Guineans hope for cultural revival

Guineans hope for cultural revival | Media and Culture | Scoop.it
Years of dictatorship and poverty took toll on country's culture, but many see brighter future following elections.
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Muslim 'Hijabistas' Generate Growing Fashion Buzz

Muslim 'Hijabistas' Generate Growing Fashion Buzz | Media and Culture | Scoop.it
Designers, photographers and bloggers are generating interest in all the fashion possibilities of loose, flowing fabrics and covered hair. Fans include Christian women who can't find much church-going attire at the local mall.
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Photography defines West's view of Africa

Photography defines West's view of Africa | Media and Culture | Scoop.it
How does the West view Africa? Their images over time have been closely tied to the development of photography. An exhibition in Germany now explores how external ideas about Africa have been shaped by photographs.
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Graffiti: aerosol art or canned crime?

Graffiti: aerosol art or canned crime? | Media and Culture | Scoop.it
To some it's spray-on culture, to others senseless vandalism. Homeowners, local authorities, and graffiti artists don't appear to have much in common, but one artist in Bonn is calling for a fresh canvas.
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Conference Program 2013 "The Future of Growth - Economic Values and the Media"

Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2013 "The Future of Growth - Economic Values and the Media"

17-19 June 2013, Bonn , Germany
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Ben & Jerry’s and Ashoka give more clever cookies the chance to be crowned Europe’s best business minds

Ben & Jerry’s and Ashoka give more clever cookies the chance to be crowned Europe’s best business minds | Media and Culture | Scoop.it
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How a Cup of Tea Sparked a National Movement : Brilliant Campaign

Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
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Mali conflict threatens an ancient culture

Mali conflict threatens an ancient culture | Media and Culture | Scoop.it
Tradition and tourism once made Dogon country a must-see for visitors to Mali. Islamist militants put an end to that, and now the community is struggling to survive and preserve its invaluable culture.
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Elderly transgender people find a home in Jakarta

Elderly transgender people find a home in Jakarta | Media and Culture | Scoop.it
Traditionally, the elderly in Indonesia are cared for by their families. But that's not the case for transgender people, who often have nowhere to go. A new home created specially for them is about to change that.
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The Bobs - Best of Online Activism

The Bobs - Best of Online Activism | Media and Culture | Scoop.it

Starting at February 6, the Deutsche Welle blog awards accept suggestions to the 2013 competition! "The Bobs" honor websites that champion the open exchange of ideas and freedom of expression. Winners will be awarded at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.

 

 

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Rapper aims to give Kurdish people hope

Rapper aims to give Kurdish people hope | Media and Culture | Scoop.it
Serhado is trying to give Kurds around the world a reason to be proud of their music. A Swedish musician with Kurdish roots, the 27 year old rapper is famous amongst the Kurdish diaspora and reviled by Istanbul.
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Social Media (R)Evolutions conference trailer

International Online Conference Social Media (R)Evolutions 24-28/09/2012 http://smr12.fnst.org Sign up an join the discussion for free!
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Wolof 2.0: Spoken Languages in a Digital Age

Wolof 2.0: Spoken Languages in a Digital Age | Media and Culture | Scoop.it

In Senegal, French was traditionally the language of writing, Wolof the language of speaking. But, helped by mobile phones and the web, that is fast changing.

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German-Iraqi wins 'Literature in Exile' prize

German-Iraqi wins 'Literature in Exile' prize | Media and Culture | Scoop.it
Novelist Abbas Khider was awarded the Hilde Domin Prize for Literature in Exile this week. The German-Iraqi sought asylum in Germany at 17, and considers Jewish poet Hilde Domin a kindred spirit.

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A tea party with the EDL: How mosques are counteracting Islamic hate crime

A tea party with the EDL: How mosques are counteracting Islamic hate crime | Media and Culture | Scoop.it
The murder of Lee Rigby in Woolwich this year sparked waves of anti-Muslim hate crime around the country, but many mosques are taking it in their stride, determined to show the world that they preach messages of love...
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Mumbai's underground Bhojpuri music scene

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New documentary looks at how the music is helping migrants make themselves visible in Mumbai.

 

 

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Germany a model in World Heritage studies

Germany a model in World Heritage studies | Media and Culture | Scoop.it
Think world heritage and you probably think of old architecture in exotic locations. But it's also something you can get a master's or doctoral degree in. A German university is leading the way in this unusual field.
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Culture « MyWeku MyWeku

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Music in the midst of violence and madness

Music in the midst of violence and madness | Media and Culture | Scoop.it
Pakistan makes headlines for religious extremism, Islamist militancy and suicide bombings. But is this the real face of Pakistan? The country's artists, musicians and writers say there is a different side to the country.
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Singing, Spirituality and Islam: If Music be the Food of Love

Singing, Spirituality and Islam: If Music be the Food of Love | Media and Culture | Scoop.it

From Timbuktu to Zanzibar and Senegal to Sudan, music can both unite and divide Muslim communities. Some see it as a problem, some as the solution.

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Contest - Peace Gallery Contest

Contest - Peace Gallery Contest | Media and Culture | Scoop.it

Participate now in the art contest Peace Gallery Challenge: submit your artwork and share your story of peace. Open to everyone, the deadline for submitting your artwork is: 10 April 2013. 5 winners will have their artwork displayed in a large exhibition in The Hague from August until September, celebrating the 100 years of Peace Palace.

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The end of Eurocentric art?

The end of Eurocentric art? | Media and Culture | Scoop.it
The idea that Europe is the center of the world, in culture as in politics, is an idea whose time has gone. But how global is today's art really? A new exhibition in Berlin explores that very question.
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Pakistan's disappearing temples and churches

Pakistan's disappearing temples and churches | Media and Culture | Scoop.it
Rights activists say that places of worship for minorities in Pakistan are either rapidly disappearing or are subject to negligence by the state. A pre-Partition Hindu temple was recently razed in Karachi.
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One man's DIY lending library

One man's DIY lending library | Media and Culture | Scoop.it
Nanie Guanlao has been running an informal library in Manila for 12 years - and he's determined to share his books with as many people as possible.
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