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Important dilemma of digital journalism is attitude to social networks

Ljubljana – Digital journalism in Slovenia is on the rise and is no longer only an additional channel. Working online has its specifics and brings new dilemmas, one of them being the attitude to social networks, sharing contents and communicating with followers, agreed participants in a panel on contemporary trends in journalism on Thursday.

Drago Jančar nominated for Nobel Prize in Literature

Ljubljana – Drago Jančar, arguably Slovenia’s leading contemporary writer, has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature. He was nominated by the Slovenian Writers’ Association (DSP), the Slovenian PEN centre and the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (SAZU).

Culture should not become collateral damage of epidemic, says speaker

Ljubljana – Parliamentary Speaker Igor Zorčič said in his Culture Day address, released on Monday, that culture and art “are not and should not be considered a privilege, but above all they should not become the collateral damage of the epidemic”. Everyone has an option to support artists, he added.

Graphic novel about Slovenia’s poet laureate released

Kranj – Ahead of Culture Day the Gorenjska Museum released a comic book about Slovenia’s most prominent poet, France Prešeren (1800-1849), authored by the museum’s consultant Magda Zore and painter Jože Trobec.

The comic, titled Comic Book about Prešeren, captures the life of the acclaimed poet who elevated the Slovenian poetry to the heights of established Romantic verse.

Feri Lainšček, author whose characters have lives of their own

Ljubljana – Feri Lainšček, a writer, poet, playwright and screenwriter from north-eastern Slovenia, who will receive the Prešeren Prize for lifetime-achievement, sees his work not as a job but as a way of life. He believes literary heroes are spiritual beings with lives of their own.

United Media planning to expand to Slovenia with news portal

Ljubljana – United Media, the media division of United Group, plans to expand to the Slovenian market this year by setting up a news portal under the N1 brand, which is already active in the region.

The Luxembourg-based United Media has already opened the Adria News subsidiary in Ljubljana under which the N1 Slovenija web portal will operate.

Slovenian literature on the world map

Around 100 translations of Slovene books are published each year in around 25 different languages, according to the Slovenian Book Agency database, The Slovenian Book Agency, the key public institution supporting production and promotion of books for over 10 years, was established in 2009.

Book honouring former President Milan Kučan

Ljubljana – A special book about Milan Kučan, Slovenia’s first president, has been released ahead of his 80th birthday that will be celebrated on Thursday. The publication features 85 impressions of Kučan, including eight by foreign figures.

Magnifico sells record number of tickets for online Christmas concert

Ljubljana – Pop singer Magnifico will not let down his fans this Christmas despite the Covid-19 epidemic and will stage his annual 25th December concert, which is usually held at Stožice Arena, online. Ticket sale is record-breaking, his team said on Thursday. Listeners from more than ten countries will tune in.

National Gallery puts Baroque painter, Slovenian illustration pioneer in focus

Ljubljana – The National Gallery will put in the spotlight of 2021 Baroque painter Fortunat Bergant and pioneer of Slovenian illustration Hinko Smrekar, two Slovenian artists who left an indelible mark on the art scene in the 18th and the first half of the 20th centuries, respectively.

LGBT film festival brings 35 films, online

Ljubljana – The 36th Festival of LGBT Film brings 18 feature film and documentaries and 17 shorts, which will be available free of charge on the Cinesquare platform and via Vimeo from Saturday until 20 December.

Prešeren Prizes go to author Feri Lainšček, architect Marko Mušič

Ljubljana – Feri Lainšček, a writer and poet from Slovenia’s north-easternmost region, and Marko Mušič, an architect who has made a name for himself in Slovenia and throughout the former Yugoslavia, are the winners of the Prešeren Prizes for lifetime-achievement for 2021. The country’s top accolades for artistic accomplishments will be presented on 7 February.

New festival to continue the tradition of Slowind

Ljubljana – A new festival of contemporary classical music got under way in virtual format on Tuesday, continuing the 20-year tradition of the Slowind Festival. The New Music Forum, a project of the newly founded society Uho, will feature four concerts in December and two in April and aim to create a platform for outstanding Slovenian musicians.

Animateka open to a global audience

Ljubljana – Animateka, the annual festival of animated film, will be an online-only event this year. While fill buffs will be deprived of the big-screen experience, the silver lining is that most of the films will be available for viewing around the world.