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· December, 2008

Stories about Video from December, 2008

Chile: Santa Claus the Bus Driver in Santiago

Paloma Beytelman boarded a bus in Santiago, Chile to find the driver dressed as Santa Claus, who continues this tradition every year to entertain passengers [es]. She filmed a short...

Burning the Year Away: New Year Traditions

In many South American countries, it has become a tradition to burn human shaped representations of the previous year, as a way to get rid of everything bad that the...

Syria: Bloggers Infuriated by Israeli Massacre in Palestine

"Many Syrian bloggers feel depressed and paralyzed over what's happening in Gaza now" writes Razan Ghazzawi as she brings us more reactions from the Arabic-language Syrian blogosphere in our continuing...

Nicaragua: Voice of a Sandinista Video Blog

Carlos Corea launches a video blog called La Voz de un Sandinista (The Voice of a Sandinista) [es], which can be found on YouTube. He films the series from his...

Tanzania: Friends of Ruaha blog

Samuel Maina of Theatre of Inconveniences introduces the recently launched Friends of Ruaha blog devoted to the conservation of the Ruaha Park in Tanzania which is “arguably, one of the...

Palestine: Relief Boat Docks Safely in Gaza Port

Free Gaza announced that a relief boat carrying medical supplies landed safely in Gaza's port. Among its passengers were representatives of 15 different nations. The Palestinian Video Blog has live...

Guadeloupe: Why not celebrate Kwanzaa as well?

Besides the traditional celebration of Christmas, Guadeloupean people have recently taken up a new celebration: Kwanzaa, which starts on December 26 and lasts until January 1.

Macedonia Timeless

On December 24, 2008, there was a presentation of a promotional video for Macedonia – “Macedonia Timeless.” The video is written and directed by Milcho Manchevski (an Academy Award nominee...

China: Interview with Bei Feng

Adam from DANWEI interviewed a famous blogger, Bei feng, who talks about new media space in China.

Gaza/Sderot: Israel and Palestine together on video

The Gaza/Sderot: Life in Spite of Everything Project is one of the prime examples of the variety of ways a bridge between different cultures and world-views can be created through...

Israel: LivniBoy Gives ObamaGirl a Run For Her Money

Check out LivniBoy, Israel's answer to ObamaGirl. His YouTube video, “Love Song to Tzipi Livni,” has received over 6,350 views this week alone. Tzipi Livni is the Kadima Party candidate...

Israel: Celebrating Hanukkah with YouTube

Every year at this time, Jews look forward to Hanukkah, the festival of lights. Jacob Richman posts a list of 70 Hanukkah videos on YouTube, among them is an old...

Video: Costa Rican Artist takes on the Fine Art Classics

Francisco Munguía, a Costa Rican cartoonist and artist has interpreted the Fine Arts classics and is currently doing a show in the Costa Rican Children's Museum. However, you don´t need...

Southeast Asia: The shoe, the shoe

Iraqi journalist Muntadar al-Zaidi will be known for a long time as the shoe thrower. He who succeeded in throwing a pair of shoes at U.S. President George Bush last...

Costa Rica: Call for Collaborative Christmas Video

Costa Rican online humour collective nosedecirlaerre.com which translates into "I can´t pronounce the R" has set out a call for participation from Costa Ricans and those familiar with their culture...

AIDS: Orphans, Marches and Reminders

Following up on past AIDS coverage such as the AIDS Conference 2008 and the World AIDS Day 2008, we bring you a video that shows the plight of orphans in...

Cuba: We Shall Overcome

Cuban bloggers all link to video of what they say is Generation Y‘s “call to action to all bloggers, a plea for solidarity with the ‘embryonic’ Cuban blogosphere.”

Bermuda: High Food Prices

21 Square offers a few tangible solutions for curbing high food prices in Bermuda.

Bangladesh: Bloggers unearth the fake Taj Mahal scam

If you cannot visit the Taj Mahal at Agra (India) then the Taj Mahal will have to visit you in your hometown. For the last few days, we have been...

Azerbaijan: Destruction of Ancient Cemetery Commemorated

Three years after a cemetery dating back to the 9th Century was deliberately destroyed in the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhichevan, bloggers recall an ancient culture annihilated and condemn the world...

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