Stories about Video from December, 2007
Dubai: Sex Slaves Exist
Bahraini Esra'a says slavery isn't a thing of the past and that sex slaves exist in our modern day and age. She also posts related videos which expose the sex trade in Dubai.
Bahrain: Riot Police Burn House
Bahraini blogger Hayathoo (Ar) was at the heart of riots in Bahrain. This video shows youth being attacked by riot police, who also burned a house in the area.
Suso, Gratitude, and Human Dignity
Originally published on Rising Voices. Every neighborhood has it's own local set of celebrities who become either famous or infamous for their talents, idiosyncrasies, and personal histories. They are the living and breathing incarnations of the archetypical characters who make up the novels and movies we so love. Think of...
Iraq: Iraqi Refugees in Syria
Alive in Baghdad highlights the plight of Iraqi refugees in Syria in this video.
Taiwan: Migrant Worker Rally-“I want my day off!!”
On International Human Rights Day, the dogfighting politics of the two major parties still occupied the front pages in Taiwan's mass media. The politicians consume the terms “democracy” and “freedom” for their own political odds while neglect basic rights of underprivileged communities. GVO Taiwan team would cover some important human...
Yemen: Making Sesame Oil the Old Way
Omar Barsawad from Yemen shows us a video clip of how sesame oil is traditionally made in his country.
Palestine: Will the Real Muslim Americans Please Stand Up
Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah uncovers the story behind a video featuring Christian Americans of Arab origins and portraying them as Muslims.
Russia: Andrei Nekrasov's Film & Article
At Robert Amsterdam's blog – a 2004 film by Andrei Nekrasov, which “presents a theory of the 1999 apartment bombings,” and Nekrasov's piece on “Vladislav Surkov and the Ideology of Russia's New One-Party State.”
China: Please, Give Me a Job
Although there are almost half a year before graduation, the seniors in the universities of China have already thrown themselves into the cutthroat job-hunting war. Those ready-to-be graduates are busy running about the various job fairs, which can often attract tens of thousands of senior students flocking to seek their ideal work.
Burkina Faso: What Causes Corruption?
Babilown posts a video [Fr] where the head of an NGO in Ouagadougou describes corruption in Burkina Faso and its causes, while another discusses the situation in Brazil.
Malaysia: Memorandum Against the Election Commission Chief
Malaysian opposition groups are protesting the extension of retirement age of the current election commission chief as they suspect his neutrality. Earlier this week, authorities tried to block a memorandum by opposition activists to Malaysian parliament opposing the extension. Malaysian bloggers and YouTube users post some videos and discuss the memorandum and the action taken by the authorities against the activists.
Serbia: Dusan Saponja & Dusan Cavic
Belgrade 2.0 posts a wonderful selection of the wonderful video stories by Dusan Saponja and Dusan Cavic: “For short episodes such as these you just saw, it’s not really necessary to understand Serbian. However, most of the real masterpieces, award-winning shows, are subtitled. You see, besides humorous short clips, Dushan...
Russia: Prison Torture Video
Robert Amsterdam posts “a secret video made in 2006 by a prison guard of a ‘Preventative Actions’ exercise by the OMON (special police squad) performed at a prison camp in Yekaterinburg”: “The appalling instances of beatings, torture, inhumane treatment and excessive and arbitrary violence shown in this recording inarguably represent...
Happy Human Rights Day
Activists around the world are finding new, innovative ways to use technology to tell their stories, and fight back against censorship and oppression. Yesterday, six Global Voices bloggers on different continents participated in a conference call with Desmond Tutu, Mary Robinson, and Graça Machel.
Japan: NOVA Video Story
A youtube video story on the jobless life of foreign teacher after the close down of NOVA – via ying yang report.
China: A blow to citizen bloggers
Below is Zola's recount of what he's been through over the past few days and his abrupt conclusion. In a second blog post since his forced return earlier this week he talks of redirecting the space to focus more on blogger education, but also mentions some unfinished business related to...
Interview with Cristina Quisbert of Voces Bolivianas
Voces Bolivianas, a citizen media outreach project supported by Rising Voices, has trained 23 participants how to blog, post digital photos, and even shoot video. One of the most consistent and clearest voices to emerge from the group has been Cristina Quisbert of Bolivia Indígena. In this interview she describes what motivates her to share stories of her life and community online and how the content of her blog has evolved over the first few months.
Palestine: Gaza Calling
Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah posts a video clip showing the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza here.
Taiwan: Trucker Ran Over Journalists During Demonstration
ESWN translated local reports and posted some youtube video on yesterday's accident: a trucker ran over journalists in its way to join the demonstration.
Bolivia: Immigrant Community Stages March in Buenos Aires
Barrio Flores shot video footage of members of the Bolivian community, who marched in Buenos Aires in support of the government of Evo Morales.
Colombia: Released Videos Shows Silence From Hostages
Videos that show "proof of life" were discovered last week when 3 emissaries of the FARC terrorist group were captured. The videos contain poignant images of several of the hostages that the FARC has in their captivity. Colombian bloggers respond to the sad videos and lament their use to push political agendas and complain that the videos were not distributed earlier.