Stories about Video from October, 2007
Iraq: Think Peace Interview
Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar posts a video of an interview conducted with him by Think Peace.
Egypt: Free Women
Egypt Guy from Egypt posts this video by Egyptian Ahmed Sharif which calls for the freedom of women from religious associations.
China and Hong Kong: External Power's Video on Olympic
Moluiology links to a youtube cartoon on China and Olympic. The blogger said (zh): it is pretty clear that the video reflects foreigners’ impression on China. Of course it is a bit exaggerating, but history did happen (footnote: some still deny such history)…
Brazil: “Haiti is here, Haiti is not here”
Haiti has become a regularly commented on issue on the Brazilian blogosphere. The special connection between Brazil and Haiti was initiated in 2004, when Brazilian troops started to participate in MINUSTAH — the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti. Last week the UN decided to extend its presence in the...
Morocco: Stop Internet Censorship!
In March of 2006, Livejournal, the popular blogging site, was blocked by the state-controlled telecommunications provider Maroc Telecom (a subsidiary of Vivendi International), depriving Moroccan citizens of access to the roughly 2 million blogs the service hosts. On May 25, 2007, Maroc Telecom blocked access to YouTube for few days. In August 2006, Google Earth was added to the list of major websites being blocked. And as expected, Maroc Telecom didn’t give any justification for this instance of censorship.
China and Japan: Japanese AV in Rural China
Japan AV girl, Nonami Takizawa, came to rural China for shooting adult video. The promotion clip is up at Todu, and netizens from China reacted strongly to the “pollution” bought by Japanese to China. Hegelchong comments that the criticisms are nationalistic and have very strange imagination of rural China (zh)....
China: Olympic Lie?
A video on the human rights condition in China with hot debate in the comment section.
Dominica: Creole Traditions
“During this season, every village…strives to show its neighbors how well it is preserving heritage and traditions”: Living Dominica celebrates “Creole time”!
Iraq: Teens Work to Help Families
Alive in Baghdad brings us the latest from a war torn Iraq, where at least 50 per cent of the population are under the age of 18. “Despite the ongoing impact of violence and terrorism that affects all Iraqis, children must even risk their lives to get to school, and...
Hong Kong: Feng Shui Masters Rap
Kevin Li posts two music videos of rap about feng shui and two feng shui masters, Mak Ling Ling and So Man Fung (zh). Feng shui is a discipline with guidelines and techniques of site planning, internal furniture arrangements and fortune-telling. Feng Shui masters used to dress in traditional costume...
Egypt: Anti-Mubarak Videos
The Arabist links to anti-Mubarak YouTube videos in this post.
Iran: Thousands of hungry workers go on strike
Thousands of unpaid Haft Tapeh sugar cane factory workers in Shoush in the Khuzestan province in Iran started a strike last week. Government sent security forces to repress the workers but strike continues. Several bloggers covered this event, and other related stories of difficult conditions of labor activists. Kaargar (means...
Brazilian “Elite Squad” Provokes Police, Pirates, Pundits and Promotion
“Elite Squad”, a much-hyped film about Rio's special forces police is having its official launch today in Rio and São Paulo, and the nationwide premiere is scheduled for Oct. 12. The peculiar thing about this release is that an estimated crowd of 3.5 million people have already seen it before...
Belarus: Give Lukashenko his LuNet!
When the Belarusian activist Dzianis Dzianisau was detained for nearly two months on charges of “taking part in manifestations which disturb public order”, the Belarusian blogsphere successfully organized an online (and offline) campaign to raise the bail (15.500.000 Belarusian roubles or $7,300) and got the young political prisoner out of...
Mali: Alicia Keyes and Oumou Sangare sing duet
Echanges, Reflexion and Cityonenete posts a You Tube video of Alicia Keyes’ duet with famed Malian songstress, Oumou Sangare.