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Ali Ferzat gets European Parliament Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought

31.10.2011 Ali Ferzat gets European Parliament Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought

The European Parliament Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought in 2011 goes to five representatives of the Arab people, in recognition and support of their drive for freedom and human rights. Among them Prince Claus Laureate, Ali Ferzat, former director of the satiric weekly newspaper Al-Domari (The Lighter of...

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Cuban Art Catalogue in The Fund’s Documentation Centre

25.10.2011 Cuban Art Catalogue in The Fund’s Documentation Centre

The Prince Claus Fund supported Parabola, a project that started in 2003 and focuses on Cuban contemporary art. Parabola aims to capture and to deliver a catalogue of images of cosmopolitan Cuban art and make it available to the public and the interested critics. Due to the censorship on cultural promotion and the limited access to internet, this project plays a vital role in the communication...

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Chimurenga launches The Chimurenga Chronicle

19.10.2011 Chimurenga launches The Chimurenga Chronicle

2011 Principal Prince Claus Laureate Chimurenga introduces the Chimurenga Chronicle which takes on the form of a newspaper backdated to the week of May 11 – 18 2008, the period marked by the outbreak of so-called xenophobic violence in South Africa. In an effort to shift the perspective away from the confines of nation-states The Chimurenga Chronicle is produced in cooperation...

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The Johannesburg Salon

4.10.2011 The Johannesburg Salon

The Johannesburg Salon, a project supported by the Prince Claus Fund, is pleased to announce the publication of the fourth volume of the Johannesburg Salon. The project started in 2009 and involved the establishment of a website that entails developing a collective electronic network of highly regarded academic and cultural experts in Africa and the publication of four volumes with contributions...

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Prince Claus Fund visits Bhutan and provides support to keep its culture alive

30.9.2011 Prince Claus Fund visits Bhutan and provides support to keep its culture alive

The Prince Claus Fund visits Bhutan after the recent earthquake that hit Sikkim and also caused extensive damage in Bhutan. The Fund's director Christa Meindersma and colleague Deborah Stolk offered support to initiatives to rescue cultural heritage damaged by the earthquake. They visited Trashigang Dzong and Drametse temple, two historic landmarks in eastern Bhutan heavily damaged by the earthquake...

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