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· May, 2008

Stories about Video from May, 2008

Brazil: Visible and Invisible Indians and Scoops

Brazilian Indians were in the spotlight of world media this week. From the images of an uncontacted tribe in the Amazon, to the enraged protest caught on camera against the...

Egypt: On Caramel

Egyptian Arima has just watched Caramel – and has good things to say about the movie about five friends in Beirut, Lebanon.

Japan: Grumpy Jiisan on Nico Nico Douga

The latest hit at Nico Nico Douga, Japan's popular video sharing service, is a retired man from Arizona calling himself “Grumpy Jiisan” [Grumpy Old Man], who shoots videos in which...

Jamaica, U.S.A.: Everglades Litany

“In anticipation of Caribbean American Heritage Month“, Jamaican litblogger Geoffrey Philp is running video series, which begins with one of his own, entitled Everglades Litany.

China: After the quake, hoping for aid

From inside and outside China, concerned citizens are helping, and putting their hands out to help the victims of the devastating 7.9 in the Richter scale earthquake that leveled out...

Iran: Chris de Burgh and Aryan Band

Chris de Burgh,famous Irish singer, has performed a song with Aryan band from Iran.

Jordan: Talent Show Star Returns

Jordanian Naseem Tarawnah describes what happened when an aspiring pop star returned home from a talent reality show – and has a video to document his findings.

Israel: Holy Land Rehab? Amy Winehouse Rumor Debunked

Rumors that Jewish English singer Amy Winehouse, famous for her song, “Rehab,” will be attending a second bout of drug rehabilitation in Israel have been denied by her handlers. Simply...

Ukraine: Pre-Election Kyiv

Five installments of pre-election Kyiv photos, video and commentary – at Ukrainiana: here, here, here, here, and here.

Australia: Ethnic Macedonian Protest

S.M. of Macedonia: Cradle of Culture, Land of Nature posted photos and videos from the recent protest of over 30,000 ethnic Macedonians in Australia, who demanded that their government stop...

China: Earthquake Video

Michael Zhao made a 9 mins video on the 512 Wenchuan Earthquake with English subtitles.

Iran:Ballgard,a Persian Funk Group

LegoFish, Iranian blogger and designer, informs us that Ballgard's new CD is now available. Ballgard draws from the musical styles of Funk, Hard Rock and Iranian Folk music themes. Watch...

Colombian anti-military youth group commemorates 10 years of resistance

Last May 17th marked the ten year aniversary of the Antimili sonoro, an event organized by the Youth Network as a way to spread the word about resistance to the...

Tunisia: Carthage Palace under the Spotlight

“Tunisian cyberactivists from Nawaat.org are successful enough in besieging Carthage presidential palace, on Google Earth, with tens of human rights videos,” writes Tunisian blogger Sami ben Gharbia.

YouTube starts citizen journalism channel

Giving citizen journalism videos more airtime has just gotten easier: YouTube video uploading website has opened a new channel exclusively for citizen videos named CitizenNews. Vloggers who specialize in reporting...

Iraq: Are the Refugees Returning Home?

Alive in Baghdad updates us on the conditions of Iraqi refugees in Syria in this video post. Are the refugees returning to Iraq? Click on the link to find out.

Videos: Creativity in facing the water crisis

With two very recent natural disasters in mind: the cyclone in Myanmar and the Earthquake in Sichuan, China, the topic of getting pure and drinkable water to needy populations has...

Palestine: Balfour to Blair

Palestinian blogger Haitham Sabbah links to Al Jazeera special 30-minute film, Balfour to Blair, which investigates the role of British policy in the Middle East from the beginning of the...

Palestine: One State Solution

From Jordan, Ali Dahmash writes: “I’m one of a few who believe in a One state solution since either side can't get rid of the other. As crazy as it...

Paraguay: Marginalized Sectors Drawing Attention to Demands

As the start of Paraguayan president-elect Fernando Lugo's government approaches, many marginalized sectors of society are making their demands heard. RESCATAR [es] writes that there are “positive social tensions”, as...

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


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