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· October, 2008

Stories about Video from October, 2008

Pakistan: Baluchistan Quake

On Wednesday morning an earthquake shook the eastern section of Pakistan tipping the Richter Scale at a massive 6.5. The most devastated region was Ziarat, a remote location in Baluchistan....

Frightful Facts or Fantastical Fictions?

This third part of the "Lore, ghosts, demons and frights" series has arrived, and we are looking this time a bit beyond the Latin American borders. With this last installment,...

BOBs: Global Videobloggers Compete for Award Part 2

Earlier this week we visited the videoblogs of some of the nominees for the BOBs, Deutsche Welle's Best of Blogs awards. On this second part, we'll see which other videobloggers...

Trinidad & Tobago: The Price of Progress

Maximilian Forte, writing at Review of the Indigenous Caribbean Center, posts a video of Trinidadian calypsonian King Austin's song Progress, which he calls “a critique of the ideology and practice...

Palestinian Football History

Palestinians made their own football history, being the only team - in the words of one blogger - with a stadium but no country. It was a day of national...

Rising Voices Nominated World's Best Blog

Global Voices’ citizen media outreach project, Rising Voices has been nominated for a “Best of the Blogs Award” (B.O.B.) in the category “Best Weblog”. More than 8,500 weblogs were suggested...

BOBs: Global Videobloggers Compete for Award Part 1

The BOBs, Deutsche Welle's yearly contest for online products: blogs, podcasts and videoblogs has already chosen 176 nominees for the 16 different categories. In the video blogging category, participants from...

Climate Analysis of Rihanna's ‘Shut up and Drive’ Video

Empivot is an online green media aggregator, or as its tag line says, it is the ‘Online Network for Green Video’. Members can upload video, browse channels such as Renewable...

Barbados, U.S.A.: Behind Barack

Barbados Underground says that most Caribbean people support Barack Obama for U.S. President.

Palestine: Nahr el-Bared Update

It's been a year since the first Palestinian refugees were allowed to return to the Nahr al-Bared camp in Lebanon. Palestinian Haitham Sabbah has an update and videos in this...

Jordan: Rumours, Gap Year Foreign Students, and Body of Lies

From an innocent murmur to a devastating consequence on the life of an innocent girl, see how rumours can destroy lives in Jordan in this round up of Jordanian blogs...

Costa Rica: Open Air mine ecological? Bloggers think not.

Costa Rican bloggers have raised their voices in alarm at the government's decision to approve a project to cut down acres of forest for an open air gold mine near...

Brazil: A Musical Doctrine

Lou Gold, from VisionShare, blogs (in English and Portuguese) and posts some videos about the musical doctrine of Santo Daime and his personal happiness about the recent visit of an...

Colombia: Indigenous Protests and Murders Under Media Blackout

Indigenous groups in the Cauca region of Colombia have been marching and protesting their way to Cali, one of the countries larger cities. Accusations of government fire weapon usage against...

Jordan: Time and Facebook

On the power of Facebook, Loza, from Amman, Jordan, shares this video.

India: First Mission to Moon

India’s first unmanned moon spacecraft Chandrayaan-1, was successfully put into initial orbit today morning. TechBanyan posts pictures and videos of the launch of the PSLV-C11, which carried the Chandrayaan-1.

Trinidad & Tobago: Steelpan Goes Wii

The Trinidad and Tobago Computer Society is tickled that Instrument #29 on Wii Music is none other than the steelpan!

Jordan: Don't Share on YouTube

Jordanian Qwaider writes: “If you have a problem, don't freakin share it on YouTube!” Find out why by clicking on the link.

Somalia: Piracy not something to be celebrated

Open sea piracy is discussed by different video bloggers who speak on the recent Somalian piracy incidents, and a behind the scenes look at how governments are protecting World Food...

Angola: On the sadness and happiness of being a returnee

Angola, 1975. The country had just become independent and the former Portuguese colonizers, as well as their families and many Angolan citizens, had to flee leaving everything they had behind....

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