Multimedia: "Raw Data" Set

200 Years that Changed the World

Gapminder is non-profit think tank that presents global development data in a visually interesting way. This interactive data set provides insight into the demographic effects of global events from the previous two centuries,

Talfigh: Finding Blues in Traditional Persian Music

Talfigh is a Persian word used for the attempt to globalize but maintain one’s original essence as well. Not to imitate, but to mix two “cultures,” ideals, etc., in a way that the result resembles neither and both at the same time. The following film captures Mohsen Namjoo’s attempt to find Blues in Iranian traditional music. This is called Talfigh. The movie is in Persian

Graffiti in Europe

Sometimes graffiti is employed to communicate social and political messages. To some, it is an art form worthy of display in galleries and exhibitions, to others it is merely vandalism. There are many different types and styles of graffiti and it is a rapidly evolving artform whose value is highly contested, being reviled by many authorities while also subject to protection, sometimes within the same jurisdiction.

Online Arabic Radio & Iranian TV/Radio Links

Links to online Arabic Radio: http://www.multilingualbooks.com/online-radio-arabic.html

Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates

 


Links to Online Iranian TV and Radio