Iranian filmmakers have seen increasing success on the international stage. Just last week, A Separation won a Golden Globe, for example. But at home, government censors are doing all they can to undermine the developing filmmakers.
A day of online and even a few in-person protests Wednesday had supporters in Congress of the Stop Online Piracy Act and the PROTECT IP Act moving quickly to reverse themselves. But protest organizers say there's still more work to do.
Kodak, the company that for many years was synonymous with print photography, has struggled to make the transition to a digital world. Now, the company has filed for bankruptcy in an effort to restructure.
While the protesters are getting the greatest publicity today, there is a large group of American companies and individuals who support the proposed SOPA and PIPA bills to reduce online piracy.
The debate over SOPA and PIPA rages on, with Wikipedia, Reddit and others choosing to blackout their sites today. Meanwhile, Congress is poised to vote on the two bills in the next month.
As American grapple with SOPA and PIPA, and Wikipedia and Reddit use a blackout to educate their users about their views on the legislation, Spain is also trying to get a handle on online piracy. The new conservative government has vowed to swiftly enact a bill artists say they need, but critics say is worthless — and dangerous.
Two artists in Berlin have setup a Kimchi shop. They're not selling the Korean dish, though. They're bartering for it, and, in the process, hoping to get people talking about issues of diversity and differences.
Evo Morales swept into power in Bolivia as the first indigenous president in a nation that counts indigneous people as almost two-thirds of its population. He promised reforms and has followed through, though many say they're not far-reaching enough. Or they're just not buying in at all.
Cafe Hon, and the Hon culture immortalized in John Waters films, got a makeover recently from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey and his Kitchen Nightmares program
As the year ends, movie houses are trying to get their end-of-year blockbusters out. Today, thousands will flock to movie theaters where they can take in a half a dozen major releases of all themes and plot lines.