Stories about Video from November, 2007
Kuduro: The Sexy Angolan Rhythm With a Message
Whether the word Kuduro comes from the Kimbundu language, native to northern Angola and means “location” or from the Portuguese expression meaning “hard ass” or “stiff bottom” is debated but there's no argument that the dance is sexy. As one watches the dancers of this Angolan music style jutting their...
Iraq: Artisans Keeping Tradition Alive
Alive in Baghdad sheds some light on Iraq's artisans.
Egypt: YouTube Disables Activist's Account
A storm is brewing in the Egyptian blogosphere after video hosting site You Tube removed several videos featuring policemen torturing victims from their site. "This is by far the biggest blow to the anti-torture movement in Egypt," writes Wael Abbas, an award winning blogger, whose videos capturing the torture of victims at the hands of police were removed from You Tube. What are the other bloggers saying?
Hong Kong and China: Andy Lau Save Fan From Security Guards
The video showing how Hong Kong pop-star Andy Lau saved fan from security guards during his concert in Chengdu has caught a lot of attention in youtube and other local video sharing website. (Via Jason Li, Virtual China).
Hong Kong: Political Mob
During the district council election, civil party candidate Mandy Tam was surrounded and detained for 45 minutes by supporters of her political opponent, Choi Luk-sing, in Wong Tai Sin district. She decided to file a case against the violent act. The chaotic scene has been uploaded in youtube.
Egypt: Baha'ii Rights Film Available
A film on Egyptian Baha'iis is now available online for downloading, announces Mideast Youth.
HiperBarrio: Changing Perceptions with Creativity
Rising Voices grantee, the HiperBarrio project, is a great example of how underrepresented communities are increasingly able to tell their stories to the world from distant and remote places. Their success lies in the use of new media tools like blogs, videoblogs, and photoblogs to enable communities to to portray their thoughts and creativity.
Palestine: Patient's Plight
Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah posts a video highlighting the plight of Palestinian patients, who cannot seek treatment abroad because of the closure of borders. Medicine supplies are also running out.
French-Congolese Musician Kamini's New YouTube Video
Tu bloggues ta part introduces a new YouTube video [Fr] from French-Congolese musician/comedian/provocateur, Kamini.
Bahamas: Behind the Scenes
Nicolette Bethel blogs “about the difficulties that come with serving in public office”.
Access Denied Map: Mapping Web 2.0 Censorship
In order to shed light on the battle being waged between state censorship and anti-censorship groups, I’ve created the Access Denied Map, an interactive Google Maps mashup that provides information about the censorship efforts targeting various online social networking communities and web-based applications. Each marker on the map highlights the situation in a specific country that is barring access to major websites. Clicking on the marker opens an information window containing text, images or video describing the nature of censorship and the efforts to combat it.
Japan: Cat Pot Video
Cat pot video became a popular motif in Japan. According to Mari, this is the first video clip and here is the search result from youtube.
Bermuda: Vote – Or Else
Politics.bm posts video of an ad designed to encourage Bermudan citizens to register to vote: “The exact same ad, paired with a very uplifting audio track, could have been more appropriate and effective; encouraging participation rather than suggesting that the Anti-Christ will arrive if you don't vote.”
Philippines: CokskiBlue leads Filipinos in vlogging
CokskiBlue is a whiff of fresh air in the Philippine blogosphere, and features videos, vlogs and vodcasts.
Oman: Child Exploitation
Omani blogger Sleepless in Muscat joins the crusade against child exploitation here.