Monthly Archives: April 2014

Watching Game of Thrones worldwide…at what cost?

Did you ever wonder how viewers worldwide gained access to some of the popular series like Martin’s Game of Thrones?    

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Pharrell’s “Happy” travels the world

This story in South Africa’s Mail & Guardian details the path that Pharrell’s “Happy” has taken to worldwide viral success.    

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I think you will appreciate this!

Identifying countries on a blank map requires some skills in geography, as you have learned this semester! And it isn’t easy. Buzzfeed recently asked students in Europe and the United States to identify countries. As you can tell, results vary.

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British “soft power” comes to North Korea

BBC Worldwide is currently negotiating with North Korea’s state-run TV channel DPRK to broadcast programs including EastEnders, Top Gear, Doctor Who, and Mr Bean., notes the Independent.

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A few good places to go…

…to sharpen your skills with geography, in 12 minutes! …to see a really good exhibit locally about an artist (and his subjects) and the war in Afghanistan …to understand more about Islam in America and journalists…several sources, from the Reynolds … Continue reading

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The 20th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda

Events in Kigali and elsewhere marked the passage of 20 years since the genocide in Rwanda. For most of you, it will be a history lesson, not a painful memory. To understand what happened two decades ago, listen to PRI’s … Continue reading

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Fulbright Scholarships — a great way to get to know the world

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