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VIDEO: Erdogan supporters and opponents clash in debate about tradition, modernization and gender in Turkey

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Picture posted by Hazal Naz BesleyiciRecently the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç – a member of Prime Minister Erdogan's Islamist AK party – suggested that women should no longer laugh in public. A storm of protest followed. Within the framework of the WoWmen! festival, deBuren and Kaaitheater organized a debate 10 March 2014 on whether the tension between tradition and innovation in Turkey  is representative of what is happening in gender issues. It was a heated debate between pro and contra Erdogan.


EXPO IN THE SPOTLIGHT: citybooks Hasselt-Genk: city portraits in 24 photos by Athos Burez

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© Athos BurezThe exhibition of fairy-tale citybooks photos by the young Antwerp photographer Athos Burez runs until October. He has made remarkable city portraits of both Hasselt and Genk, using moonlight as one of his backdrops. Because this special citybooks edition took its inspiration from two cities, the photos are naturally to be seen at two locations: twelve photos in the Genk public library, and twelve in Z33 in Hasselt.


Call for artists, musicians an writers to compose Love Songs

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Call for artists, musicians an writers to compose Love Songs for Time Canvas festival, 20 en 21 September 2014 in M HKA, Antwerp.


5 audiobooks from deBuren are downloaded every minute

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At deBuren quality prevails over quantity, but in these dour times for the book industry we thought it would be good to share the following statistics with you. Our free audiobooks are reaching more and more people every day: in May, during the citybooks exhibition in the Brakke Grond in Amsterdam, our download scores peaked at 211.000 downloads during that month. That's 5 downloaded audiobooks per minute! In total our Radio Books and citybooks have been downloaded more than 3 million times.


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