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· May, 2010

Stories about Video from May, 2010

Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia make Eurovision Top Ten

This year's Eurovision Song Contest drew to a close on a Saturday in a televised final which attracted around 125 million viewers worldwide. But while some media reported lagging interest...

Macedonia: Silly Songs Do Politics

The anthem published by the youth branch of the Socialist Party of Macedonia on YouTube was talk of the town on social networks and beyond as part of ridiculous advertising...

Slovakia: The Fight for Nationalistic Voters

Tibor Blazko writes about the growing nationalistic sentiments driven by some Slovak and Hungarian politicians and translates a related satirical video.

Japan: Monozukuri for the Modern Age

The Japanese counterpart of Make Magazine, an American quarterly magazine for DIY enthusiasts, organizes a regular event in Tokyo called Make Tokyo Meeting (MTM). The fifth MTM, held at the...

India: Video Giving A Voice To Marginalised Communities

IndiaUnheard is a new initiative involving a network of Community Correspondents around India who will produce video stories about life in their community, and the issues ignored by mainstream media.

Caucasus: Social media, cleavage, and rare unity in Eurovision

Although last night's second semi-final for this year's Eurovision Song Contest has been and gone, Twitter was alive with commentary and updates throughout. The annual international competition, noted more for...

Guatemala: Pacaya Volcano Causes State of National Calamity

Regions in Guatemala have been declared by President Colom in "state of calamity" after the Pacaya volcano increased its activity: the airport is closed, villages have been evacuated, people are...

Hungary: Bloggers’ Photo and Video Reports on the Flood

The floods of the past weeks affecting Central and Eastern Europe are not over yet, and below are some of the photo and video reports by Hungarian bloggers from areas...

Jamaica: Dudus, Security & Seaga

In the Tivoli Gardens area of Jamaica's capital city – home turf of alleged drug lord Michael Christopher “Dudus” Coke and epicentre of the unrest that has gripped the Caribbean...

Iran: “Democracy is only the beginning”

“Democracy is only the beginning” is the name of a short film created by Franklin Pham and Arya Ghavamian. Several Iranian bloggers including Kamangir encouraged [fa] Iranians to vote for...

Peru: Bribes, Cops and Video

The following video published by inkawalk shows  a pair of policemen apparently receiving a bribe in an undisclosed location in Peru.

UAE: Dubai Road Stunt Enrages Bloggers

Bloggers in the UAE are outraged after a video was posted on YouTube showing young men driving in a reckless manner in broad daylight on one of Dubai's busiest streets.

Caucasus: Eurovision girl power

Ianyan comments on this week's Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Oslo, Norway. Noting the often cheesy nature of the international music competition, the blog takes a look at...

Eto'o's Success Lifting Cameroon ‘s Hope

After the success of his Italian club Inter Milan in the UEFA European Champions League, Cameroonian football star Samuel Eto'o is the toast of the town and his country. Cameroonian...

Iran: “We are unemployed”

Several Iranian protesters at an outdoor speech by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday shouted their concerns about unemployment in Khoramshahr. Here is a video film where we can hear...

Spain: Humorous Video Warning for TV Series LOST's last Episode

This fan made video (in Spanish with English subtitles)  reflects the worry many fans of the TV Series LOST have: that after 6 seasons, the series finale airing tonight in...

Azerbaijan: Democracy is…

Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines comments on the U.S. State Department “Democracy is…” online video challenge and shares some of the entries with its readers. The blog is especially pleased...

Uganda: Kids build a radio out of Scraps

Afrigadget brings us a video showing the radio two 12 year olds and one 15 year old in Uganda rigged up in one day using scraps.

Puerto Rico: Violent Confrontation With Demonstrators

Last night, as the governor of Puerto Rico Luis Fortuño held a political fundraiser at the Sheraton Hotel in San Juan, students and supporters clashed with special police forces who...

Puerto Rico: The University Protest seen through Online Video

The University of Puerto Rico's month long protest against budget cuts is still going strong. Through online video the students hunkered down inside the Rio Piedras campus keep the information...

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


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