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"The Future of Growth - New Economies and the Media" is the issue of the sixth Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum from June 17-19, 2013 at the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB).
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them.
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.
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.
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.
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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Iran had a rich tradition of filmmaking before the Revolution of 1979, when the fundamentalists burned cinemas and shut down productions. But, by the late 80s, the clerics warmed up to cinema again and a filmmaking renaissance got underway.
In a small Belgian town with a dark history, 70 international artists have positioned jarring works on human rights. The temporary show is a prelude to a permanent Human Rights Museum set to open in a former Nazi camp.
Geared toward teacher-trainers, this Handbook is intended primarily for use in programmes that prepare teachers to serve in high schools in Europe.
The Baka pygmies in Southern Cameroon have been living in the forest for thousands of years. But now, with logging and mining companies rushing to cash in on the wealth, their ancient culture has come under threat.
Books from all over the world are regularly published specifically for a German readership but Turkish authors always seemed to be overlooked until two sisters in Berlin decided to take matters into their own hands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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In Cameroon and many parts of Africa, albinos face discrimination. But albino twin brothers Clifford and Rene aren't afraid to stand out. They're committed to encouraging tolerance with their rap music.
Ancient cultural treasures are common casualties in military conflicts. But an international team of archeologists is working together with soldiers all over the world to protect valuable cultural artifacts.
This 15-page article, published in the Africa Peace and Conflict Journal, shares Search for Common Ground's work using participatory theatre for peacebuilding in Rwanda, designed to help citizens and government leaders take ownership over the process of collaboratively negotiating land disputes. According to the article, theatre has long been used as a tool for dialogue. Participatory theater can successfully be used to address conflict issues, including land disputes, by enacting dramatised stories gathered from the audience and by asking audience members to inhabit a character in the performance and play a role that may be counter to their own position.
Reinhard Kleist tells the story of the Polish Jew Harry Haft in the form of a comic. To entertain the Nazi soldiers in Auschwitz, Haft had to box against other prisoners - for life or death.
An organization in Cambodia seeks to preserve traditional performing arts that were nearly wiped out during the genocidal years of the Khmer Rouge. It is sometimes a race against time.