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· April, 2010

Stories about Video from April, 2010

30 April 2010

USA: Rallying Cries for Immigration Reform

In the United States, immigration reform activists have taken to the streets - and the internet - in order to create momentum for comprehensive changes in immigration law.

Iran: Opposition leader issues message for workers

Puerto Rico: Amidst protests, students speak up for themselves online

Amidst protests over budget cuts students of the University of Puerto Rico (UPR) have a found an additional space to express themselves: the Internet.

Iran: A ‘Green’ Labor Day (At Least Online)

The Iranian Green Movement is planning to make International Workers Day on May 1 a “green” day. The post-election opposition movement has not held any important demonstration since their last...

China: The un-natural death in the Chinese detention center

29 April 2010

China: The 42th anniversary of Lin Zhao's death

Lin Zhao (林昭), a Peking University student, was arrested in 1960 during the Anti-Rightist Campaign launched by Mao Zedong in 1957 and sentenced to death on 29 of April (today)...

Ukraine: Chaotic Ratification of the Gas-for-Fleet Deal

Below is some of the Anglophone blog commentary on the ratification of the Ukrainian-Russian gas-for-fleet deal, which took place in a chaotic environment on April 27 in Kyiv. Among other...

28 April 2010

China: New Avatar theme song inspired by forced evictions

Avatar director James Cameron admits he found inspiration for the film in China, and Chinese viewers saw a common story from today's China being told in the film. Somewhere in...

Video: Three Latin American Viral Sensations Unite for Israel

Through the Latin American social networks there is a new video spreading like wildfire: it unites three of the most recent viral video sensations in one. Peruvian La Tigresa del...

25 April 2010

ICT for Development in Francophone Africa

The Future of ICT for Development

Although there is undoubtedly a strong push to grow information and communication technology (ICT) initiatives for development in francophone Africa, the region is still somewhat lagging behind their English-speaking neighbors.

24 April 2010

“Boobquake” to challenge claims of Iranian cleric

A Purdue University student in the United States is asking women around the world to show a little cleavage or a little leg on Monday as a humorous test to...

21 April 2010

Colombia: Video remixing and Presidential Elections

Remixes: From Hitler, to Chris Crocker and Pinky and the Brain, Colombian fans show their Presidential candidates support by remixing videos to help their campaigns and mock the oposition's candidates.

19 April 2010

Caucasus: Social Innovation Camp

Although Internet penetration remains low in the South Caucasus, all indications are that new and social media has an increasingly important role to play in the area of democratization and...

Chile: Controversial Use of Popular Song in TV Commercial

In Chile, a television advertisement for Almacenes Paris, a large department store chain, that uses a song by the popular folk-rock band Los Jaivas without their authorization, is stirring up...

16 April 2010

Colombia: Recovering traditions and culture of the Senu people

Through short videos, the indigenous people of the Senu tribes in Colombia have been interviewing members of their community and capturing stories on food: the traditions, the recipes and the...

12 April 2010

Thailand: Citizen videos of violent clash

Citizen videos are now online which allow us to view the violent scenes during the Saturday crackdown on the Red Shirt protesters in Thailand by the military. The clash between...

Macedonia: Ridiculous Advertising Songs

Filip Stojanovski writes about an amusing overlap between Macedonian pop music, advertising and education, and reviews Macedonian bloggers' reactions to some of the "ridiculous advertising songs."

11 April 2010

Poland: Video Reactions to the Deadly Plane Crash

Following the shocking news of the death of President Lech Kaczyński and 95 other officials, Poland starts the official week of mourning. Next to an enormous amount of reactions in...

10 April 2010

16 Years Later, the Rwandan Genocide Remembered

On April 7th, Rwanda commemorated the 16th anniversary of the genocide that took the lives of as many as 800,000 people and traumatized a whole region to this day. The...

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