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Volk-Lore November 22, 2014 15:51

Volk-Lore

You have to be in the right mood to watch this film. It’s a bit grim. It’s not really the movie to eat popcorn [...]
 
The house of Lucho Otero November 16, 2014 00:59

The house of Lucho Otero

When I passed by the house, which had been built over four hundred years ago, on the corner of the Church of the Waters [...]
 
Trans-fiction November 16, 2014 00:56

Trans-fiction

While I was in Edinburgh this summer, I spotted a shop called Transfiction. Initially, I thought it was a shop for trans-gender people, but [...]
 
 
“Survival of the fittest” is coming to London November 16, 2014 00:26

“Survival of the fittest” is coming to London

For the first time, this ten kilometre marathon will take place in London. In this event, different obstacles have to be overcome in order [...]
 
Changing gay marriage November 9, 2014 19:56

Changing gay marriage

Conservative critics of gay marriage claim frequently that it threatens the institution of marriage as such.   Steve Latham   In response, supporters have [...]
 
“I will carry that secret with me to the tomb” November 3, 2014 18:54

“I will carry that secret with me to the tomb”

At the beginning of the ‘80s when he worked as a lecturer at the Incca University of Colombia, I once saw the elegant figure [...]
 
 
Real “Gone girl” November 3, 2014 18:48

Real “Gone girl”

I was a little unsure before I went to see Gone Girl, persuaded by my wife to see it on one of our ‘date [...]
 
Impunity and its social roots October 26, 2014 12:16

Impunity and its social roots

In November IFEX is organising an international campaign to end impunity for crimes against journalists. And impunity concerns everyone, as long as the powerful [...]
 
Reflections on identity and diversity October 20, 2014 15:16

Reflections on identity and diversity

A lot of emphasis has been placed on the heterogeneous character of Latin America, and indeed without paying attention to this diversity it would [...]
 
 
A few moments with Fernando Garavito October 19, 2014 22:20

A few moments with Fernando Garavito

The Colombian journalist and writer died on 28 October 2010, in the same year in which he became Deputy Editor of the online magazine [...]
 
Do people need a doctrine of ‘sin’? October 5, 2014 00:03

Do people need a doctrine of ‘sin’?

Sin? A word loaded with theological overtones of repressive legalism? Completely out of step in a modern, western secular, enlightened culture? A word that [...]
 
“It is not the language of the enemy, it is the language of new friends” October 4, 2014 15:20

“It is not the language of the enemy, it is the language of new friends”

Salim Munayer is the founder and director of the non-profit organisation Musalaha, based in Jerusalem. Co-author of “Through My Enemy’s Eyes”, he believes that [...]
 
 
Media and discrimination (II): When we classify immigrants October 4, 2014 00:01

Media and discrimination (II): When we classify immigrants

As immigrants the last thing we want is to be discriminated against by other immigrant groups, or by ‘the natives’. But we are actually [...]
 
Media, ethics and immigration (I) September 21, 2014 15:12

Media, ethics and immigration (I)

Immigration is a complex issue, and it is the media which principally constructs the image of immigrants, and consolidates stereotypes.   Mónica del Pilar [...]
 
The boss of what? September 20, 2014 22:23

The boss of what?

Nearing the end of its run, “The boss of it all is a light, but witty”, confectionary written by Lars Von Trier. Originally a [...]
 
 
 

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