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· August, 2007

Stories about Video from August, 2007

Brazil: Tired of Philips

There is a popular saying in Brazil that goes like this: “Say whatever you want to and you will hear what you don’t”. Paulo Zottolo, the Latin American President of...

Bahrain: Nasfa Celebrations

Bahrainis marked the birth of the Shia Imam Al Mahdi with a lot of fanfare and blogger Mahmood Al Yousif was out with his new camera to record the celebrations.

Arabeyes: Who is Using the Tunisian Presidential Airplane?

The Tunisian presidential airplane and the 'unofficial' trips it takes to Europe and the fashion capitals of the world has attracted the scrutiny of the country's most outspoken bloggers. Who...

GV Advocacy: Toward a Global anti-censorship Network

During the last six months, since the launch of Global Voices Advocacy, we have been trying to cover the increasingly serious threats to online speech occurring around the globe and...

Indians blog to defend against illegal logging along the Brazil-Peru Frontier

The Ashaninkas are the largest indigenous group in the Peruvian Amazon and differently from the majority of the South American original dwellers, their cultural identity is greatly preserved. Apart from...

Cayman Islands: Hurricane Wisdom

Blogging from the Cayman Islands, Mad Bull has been through his fair share of hurricanes and shares this piece of advice: “…if your house is in good condition, stay inside,...

Kuwait: Jailed Blogger Released

Following a local and regional outcry, jailed Kuwaiti blogger Bashar Al-Sayegh was released in Kuwait earlier today. While some bloggers celebrated the release, others warned that it could be a...

Syria: Iraqi Refugee Crisis

Alive in Baghdad brings us yet another heartbreaking story about the suffering of Iraqi refugees in Syria and suggests ways of helping them in this post.

Iraq: Abu Ghraib Attack

Ladybird from Iraq posts a video of Iraqi ‘resistance’ forces attacking the infamous Abu Ghraib prison. She also reports that US forces killed two women and two children in Mada'in...

Medellín, Colombia: The Recipe

‘La Receta’ (“The Recipe”) – a video production by the participants of the Rising Voices’ project, HiperBarrio, in Medellín, Colombia. To watch the video with English subtitles click on the...

Brazil: Ad campaign compares bloggers with monkeys

A traditional Brazilian newspaper launched an advertising campaign to promote its new website, and the core message of all video and visual pieces was based on a humorous approach of...

Palestine: Animal-Friendly Hamas

Jerusalem-based Charles Levinson links to a Hamas TV children's programme on cruelty against animals. “The clip ultimately arrives at a rather commendable end with a message about being kind to...

Trinidad & Tobago: Bake & Shark

“I am always very curious to see what people say about Trinidad and Tobago. Not because I want to see their view so much as I am interested to see...

Japan: Tokyo Pride Parade

On August 11, 2007, the 6th Tokyo Pride Parade with nearly 3,000 participants hit the streets of downtown Tokyo under the blazing August sun. The TPP is becoming an annual...

Algerian Foodcast Delight

Algerian Chef Zadi delights us with a video of yet another feast in this mouthwatering post. Bon Appetit!

Algeria: The Last Jew of Babylon

Nouri from Algeria links to a video which tells the story of the last Jew of Babylon here.

Palestine: Rights Activisits form Human Shields

Palestinian Haitham Sabbah links to a video showing how international human rights activists are forming human shields to stop Israeli tanks from entering Nablus.

Kyrgyzstan: SCO summit

The members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) will send their heads of state to Kyrgyzstan next week. While the Kyrgyz bloggers are amazed by the beautification of their capital...

Part One: Defending online free speech and environmental rights in Bulgaria

The June 29, 2007 decision of the Bulgarian Administrative Court (VAS) to remove the protected status of the National Park Strandzha, has evoked a strong reaction from the Bulgarian blogsphere...

Barbados, Bahamas: Crop Over & Junkanoo

Kadooment Day signals the end of the Crop Over festivities – Living in Barbados explains, offering interesting comparisons to the Bahamas’ Junkanoo festival.

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Juliana Rincón Parra is the Citizen Video editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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