Monthly Archives: February 2012

Film: More Reflections on A Separation

by Fatemeh Shahkolahi The 84th Annual Academy Awards marked a very important historical event; an Iranian film won an Oscar for best foreign language film for the very first time. Last Sunday marked another important event: for the first time … Continue reading

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Kuhonga: Kenya’s Mobile Corruption Reporting

by Ginnie Seger A little over a year ago, my weekly trip into the town of Embu, Kenya from my village would be unpredictable to say the least. Potential scenarios would include goats stuffed under my seat, precarious routes and … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arab Spring, Cell Phones, Corruption, Kenya, Kugonga, Smart Phones, Transparency International, Twitter | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Making Way for More American Films in China

by Becky Mezzanotte Could Avatar have contributed to the reopening of the Chinese market for American films? According to an article that I just saw move its way across my Twitter feed from The Hollywood Reporter, the answer is “yes.” … Continue reading

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The Pope Writes Twitter Sermonettes for Lent

by Gabby LaVerghetta Last week, the Christian holy season of Lent began, a commemoration of the 40 days leading up to the resurrection of Jesus. On the first day of Lent, Pope Benedict XVI  launched an initiative. The Vatican announced … Continue reading

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Film: A Tale of Four Remakes

(Editor’s Note:  Some students in the International Media program at American University are now researching their final capstone projects.  These projects will take the form of either scholarly papers, or professional and creative projects. We are posting proposals and updates … Continue reading

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