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New ministers appointed

Abdul Aziz Al-Khodairy is the new minister of culture and information. more >

El ICAA confía en que el modelo de financiación esté a mediados de 2015

La directora del Instituto de la Cinematografía y de las Artes Audiovisuales (ICAA), Lorena González, ha confiado en que a mediados del próximo año esté en funcionamiento el nuevo modelo de financiación del cine. more >

Nordic Artists Speak Out Against Drastic Icelandic Budget Cuts

Billedkunstnernes Forbund (Danish Visual Artists) and Konstnärernas Riksorganisation (Swedish Artist’s Organisation) have sent requests to the Icelandic parliament, urging them not to further reduce funding for Icelandic artists. more >

Wert ve precipitado el cierre de Google News porque aún debe negociarse la tasa entre los editores y los agregadores

El ministro de Educación, Cultura y Deporte, José Ignacio Wert, cree que Google se ha adelantado al tomar la decisión de cerrar Google News España porque la compensación económica a los editores por parte de los agregadores, recogida en la Ley de Propiedad Intelectual, todavía debe negociarse entre ambas partes. more >

German mission supports IFA for promoting cultures

Head of German Embassy Cultural and Press section Dr Tidten has supported the Institute für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relations) (IFA) for promoting worldwide cultures through exhibitions, dialogues and conferences. Addressing a ceremony organised by Cross-Cultural Country Programme (CCP) Pakistan at Islamabad Club on Sunday, Dr Tidten observed that art and culture is the core of IFA exchange programme. more >

Culture Secretary Javid states at conference: Boycotts ‘needlessly divisive’

Arguing that art and culture should rise above politics, Culture secretary Javid said:“A cultural boycott would achieve nothing. It would be needlessly divisive, and would run counter to the long history of cultural freedom that this country holds dear.”  more >

Hogares gastan solo 1,56 % en cultura

Al total del PBI, el movimiento cultural solo aporta el 1.58%. more >

International Cultural & Creative Industry Expo Opens in Beijing

The 9th China International Cultural & Creative Industry Expo, which featured the latest products, cutting edge technology and new creations in the cultural field, opened in Beijing on December 11, 2014. The expo, themed "Driving Cultural Innovation and Promoting Industrial Integration", exhibited 1,800 cultural and creative products.  more >

Put Youth And Culture Back In Education Ministry - Reid

Opposition Senator Ruel Reid has called for the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Youth and Culture to be re-merged. Reid suggested that the portfolios, interlinked under one ministry in the past, were operating at cross purposes. more >

Polina Karastoyanova elected chair of Bulgaria’s parliamentary committee on culture

Polina Karastoyanova with the parliamentary group of the Patriotic Front was elected chairperson of the parliamentary committee on culture and media.  more >

Malay films recognised by Unesco

A cache of Malay movies made in Singapore from the 1950s to the 1970s has been recognised by the United Nation's cultural body as an important part of the region's heritage. more >

Asia-Pacific Primed for Electronic Music Explosion

Without a doubt, electronic music culture has exploded to almost unfathomable heights in the Asia-Pacific. Leading the conversation of what’s happening in the region, the International Music Summit held the first ever IMS Asia-Pacific summit in Singapore last week. more >

New head of Balassi Institute appointed

As of 1 December, former chief adviser at the Prime Minister’s Office Judit Hammerstein has been appointed as director general of the Balassi Institute, the chief organ of Hungarian cultural diplomacy. more >

Ministry strives to boost the exchange of content with China

Korea’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Wednesday announced a number of measures to boost content exports to China, the world’s third largest content market after the United States and Japan. more >

Nueva deducción fiscal para las artes escénicas y musicales en 2015

La Secretaría de Estado de Cultura ha acogido la sexta reunión del Pleno del Consejo Estatal de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música, el más alto órgano colegiado de asesoramiento y participación del Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música (INAEM). more >

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