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· December, 2009

Stories about Video from December, 2009

31 December 2009

Caucasus: 2009 Blog Review

If the Armenian and Georgian blogospheres attracted most interest during 2008 after one disputed presidential election in the former and an albeit short war with Russia in the latter, Azerbaijan...

30 December 2009

Overcoming negative stereotypes in the South Caucasus

An online project using new and social media to overcome negative stereotypes in the South Caucasus entered a second stage last week when two blogging Azerbaijani journalism students and a...

29 December 2009

The Year that Was in Madagascar: Part I

In part one of a three-part summary of the year in citizen media in Madagascar, Lova Rakotomalala recalls the turmoil that seized the country in the first four months of...

Japan: Spread the message, translate it

A video interview [en] of Kyo Kageura, head of the project Minna no Honyaku (みんなの翻訳, Translation for all) [ja], a new translation platform that helps NGOs and NPOs to spread...

27 December 2009

Palestine: Gaza's Bloggers Remember The War

It is one year since Israel launched its attack on the Gaza Strip. In this post, Gaza's bloggers remember the war.

Iran: When Rage Overcomes Fear

Iranian protesters poured into Tehran and several major cities in defiance of the Iranian government on Sunday, as large crowds gathered for Ashura, a major religious observance.

24 December 2009

Rwanda: Videos of volunteering

A series of videos uploaded by user kdarpa on youtube, featuring a group of volunteers and the people they met while they travelled to Rwanda and worked with local communities.

22 December 2009

Iran: Death of Top Dissident Cleric, Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri

Iranian citizens posted photos and videos of clashes with pro-government militamen during the funeral of the country's top dissident cleric, Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri.

21 December 2009

Video: Impressions from the Climate Change Conference

We bring you some video impressions from people at the Climate Change Conference that took place during the first weeks of December in Copenhagen, Denmark. From protests, to dances, arts...

19 December 2009

Russia: Yegor Gaidar, Russia's Economic Reformer, Dies at 53

RuNet Echo

Yegor Gaidar, a Russian economist and politician who initiated the 1992 "shock therapy" reforms, died in Moscow on Dec. 16 at the age of 53. Russian bloggers' responses serve as...

18 December 2009

Video: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Videos and activists observed the International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers, and here are some videos related to their efforts in ensuring rights to Sex Workers.

17 December 2009

Saudi Arabia: The Jeddah Floodings on Video

People are still talking about the Jeddah floods and their aftermath, almost three weeks after torrential rain and flooding brought life to a standstill in the western Saudi Arabian city....

Japan: A short documentary on Japanese Social Media

At the Medifes event, Global Voices interviewed some participants to provide an overview of the local scene through the eyes and voices of those who try to make a difference...

16 December 2009

Hong Kong: Undemocratic Legco set to approve the world's most costly express train

The Legislative Council (Legco) in Hong Kong is about to approve the funding for the world's most expensive Express Rail Link (ERL)'s construction plan on the coming Friday (Dec 18)....

15 December 2009

Featured Author: Lina Ben Mhenni

Lina Ben Mhenni is a Tunisian blogger and has been writing about the Tunisian blogosphere for Global Voices. She is also an activist using the internet to raise awareness of...

12 December 2009

Iran: Men in Hijab to Support Jailed Student

Hundreds of Iranian men have dressed as women in Hijab to support Majid Tavakoli, a student activist who was arrested on December 7. A YouTube video collects some of the...

Brazil: Police violence on National Anti-Corruption Day

Technology for Transparency Network

Violence broke out during a demonstration against the latest bribery scandal. Meanwhile, in the run up to Christmas, Panettones have become the iconic image of anti-corruption protests in the country.

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