Stories about Video from January, 2008
Singapore: ASUS EEE PC Review
Singapore blogger Rinaz test drives Asus's latest Linux based sub-notebook. The computer is just started selling in South East Asia and there are user groups already in Thailand and the Philippines. First look at the Asus EEE PC from rinaz on Vimeo.
Louis Michel Heckled by Congolese Protestors at the London School of Economics
Le renouveau congolais posts a YouTube video which shows Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid and formerly Belgian's foreign minister, as he was confronted by Congolese protesters during a talk given earlier this month on the EU and Africa at the London School of Economics. Read the reactions from Congolese netizens and a video response that will make you move your feet.
Trinidad & Tobago: Where's The ‘Mas?
Thebookmann attends Trinidadian artist Ashraph's Carnival exhibition: “The Midnight Robber, the Fancy Sailor, Bats, Red Devils and Fancy Indians, Kings and Queens and to its current transitional state of feathers and beads, all inclusive, in a brown paper bag.”
Brunei: YouTube Not Blocked After All
Maurina confirms that YouTube is now available in Brunei. Netizens earlier got a scare when they could not access the popular video sharing site and there were rumors that the site was blocked.
Trinidad & Tobago: Panorama
Thebookmann reports on the pervasive mood as Trinidad and Tobago steelbands move closer to the Panorama finals.
Davos: peeking in and participating through videos
The World Economic Forum´s annual meeting of political and business leaders is taking place between January 23rd and January 27th in Davos, Switzerland. This year, common people can participate in this forum by giving their ideas to make the world a better place and posting it on the YouTube video sharing site.
Trinidad & Tobago: Fancy Sailors
“Every year it seems, the few individuals who have kept the traditions of Old Mas alive are becoming less visible”: Thebookmann features Trinidad and Tobago Carnival's Fancy Sailors.
Japan: Videotape from 1995 Monju reactor leak
The infamous Monju fast-breeder reactor leak of 1995, an accident that long ago earned itself a place in the history of nuclear power in Japan, has returned one more time to haunt government and industry officials with images they had hoped they would never see again. More than ten years after the original incident, a never-before-seen video has finally come out, released on YouTube by a group called News for the People in Japan (NPJ) and also posted by blogger tokyodo-2005 at his blog.
Trinidad & Tobago: Dame Lorraine
Thebookmann attends a traditional “Old ‘Mas” performance in Trinidad and Tobago and posts video of the well-loved Carnival character of the Dame Lorraine.
Brazilian Football Star Remembered on 25th Death Anniversary
It is through video online that many Brazilians and football fans from around the world have found a way to pay homage to one of the best dribblers in football history, Manuel Francisco dos Santos, best known as Garrincha.
Iraq: $720m a Day
Iraqi blogger Raed Jarrar posts a video which shows what could be done with the money going towards the war in Iraq – a staggering $720 million a day.
South Korea: Youtube Enters
Michael from Scribblings of the Metropolitician has been asked to make a welcome video for Youtube Korea. The slogan is YT Korea – fighting.
Hong Kong: Creative Commons Landing
Yusuf Goolamabbas from outblaze has interviewed Joi Ito and Pindar Wong (Chairman of the Asia & Pacific Internet Association and co-founder of the first licensed ISP in Hong Kong) about Creative Commons and its relevance to Hong Kong. A local version of creative commons license has been drafted. It will...
Jordan: Snowing in Dabouq
It is snowing in Dabouq, Jordan, reports blogger Ahmad Humeid, who shares with us this exclusive footage.
Belize: Palacio Passes On
Belizean and The CAC Review acknowledge the passing of iconic musician Andy Palacio, who died of stroke-related complications at the age of 47.
Egypt: Secrets on Video
From Egypt, videos which expose secrets and ugly truths. One of them, Hideous, attempts to shock the rich into action by contrasting their carefree lives with the poverty on the streets. Also, To H.E Mrs Suzanne Mubarak, a song and video respectfully dedicated to Egypt´s First Lady, reporting about a story of child abuse, police brutality and misery.
Kuwait: Saudis with Free Time
A video showing some pranks Saudi youngsters were up to, posted by Mark from Kuwait, has raised concerns among some of his readers.
Peru: Wendy Sulca, Child Video Sensation
From Peru, 10 year old Wendy Sulca is quickly becoming an internet sensation. Her folkloric videos have viewers discussing children´s rights, what it means to be Peruvian and whether or not children should sing about certain topics.
China: Shanghai Subway Video
mirenyige uploaded a short video in youtube showing a young couple's good-bye kiss in a shanghai subway station. From the angles of the video, netizens suspected (zh) that it was taken from the CCTV inside the station by subway staffs.
Trinidad & Tobago: Hosay
Thebookmann features traditional Hosay celebrations in Trinidad and Tobago.
iraq: Goldsmiths Still at Work
According to Alive in Baghdad, goldsmiths are still busy at work in the war-torn city.