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· June, 2010

Stories about Video from June, 2010

China: A music video's take on property prices

Alice from DANWEI translated the lyrics of a music video commenting on the property price in China.

Philippines: Dancing Prisoners’ Tribute to Michael Jackson

And they've done it again. Convicted criminals from Cebu Province in the Philippines danced to the tunes of the late Michael Jackson in a tribute performance marking the first death...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: More Conflict Voices

As mentioned in previous posts on Global Voices, new and social media is increasingly playing a role in facilitating communication between Armenians and Azerbaijanis online. Locked into a bitter conflict...

Worldwide: The oil spills that don't make the news

The tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has the world's attention on the devastation that badly managed oil extraction can bring. However, in some places around the world,...

Iran: People resisted the Morality Police

A video film shows how people in Rasht, in the northern Iran, resisted the Morality Police when they wanted to arrest a woman. Read more here.

D.R. of Congo: The Murder of Human Rights Activist Floribert Chebeya

Floribert Chebeya, the leader of a human rights organization in D.R. of Congo, was found dead on June 2 under suspicious circumstances. Protests against his murder and other killings and...

Nicaragua: Riot Police and Citizens Clash in Small Town

Rodrigo Peñalba republishes a message and video sent to him by Lázaro Díaz from Boaco, a small and peaceful town in Nicaragua currently going through violence after the mayor was...

Brazil: “Tsunami” hits some of the poorest riverside cities

At least 46 people have been killed and an estimated hundreds are missing after torrential floods swept through states in the north-east Brazil, in the worst environmental tragedy in the...

Martinique, Guadeloupe: French Football Flop now Racial Controversy?

The French national football team has been through some rough times prior to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, but the past three days have stirred up old issues around "Les...

Cuba: For the Bloggers

Generation Y posts interviews with Dr. Darsi Ferrer and Juan Juan Almeida.

Taiwan: “When the Excavators Came to the Rice Fields”

Now occupying only 1.8% of total GDP in Taiwan, no one can deny that local agriculture has lost its once highly-respected status and is almost dying under many political decisions...

Japan: A day at an elementary school

Ploychompu Srisa-an, a student at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, spent a day teaching at a Japanese elementary school as part of an exchange program. She created an in-depth video of...

Colombia: Beauty Queen falls from Molested Mare

Diarionocturno brings us citizen video from a regional Colombian parade: Keeping calm was impossible for this beauty queen in Andalucia, Colombia as the mare she was riding during a festival...

World: Protecting Human Rights on Citizen Video

Making a video to protect human rights might backfire and end up threatening the rights of those who appear or participate in the video. WITNESS' The Hub shares with us...

Japan: Butoh Legend Kazuo Ohno Passes Away

Kazuo Ohno, legendary performer and one of the founding fathers of Butoh, passed away on June 1st at the age of 103. Butoh is an avant-garde dance form that originated...

Hungary: Sinning with Impunity

Twenty years after the transition to democracy, Hungary is discussing whether those who had committed crimes against citizens during the communist era should be called to account.

Puerto Rico: Students Clean University Campus as a way of Celebrating Victory

University of Puerto Rico students’ campaign to clean up the campus and start community vegetable garden projects with the neighboring Rio Piedras kicked off earlier this week, days before they...

Argentina: Children of the Dictatorship speak out in Interactive French Documentary

The Blogtrotters are a collaborative video blog from France who in their 9th project are travelling to Argentina to make Hijos, a collective documentary on the missing children of the...

Brazil: Stefhany, Authentic Pop Star Rises from the Web

Stefhany is known as “Beyonce from Piauí”. Her first video “Eu sou Stefhany” [I am Stefhany], uploaded to Youtube by a friend and fan, has had almost 2 million views...

Singapore: Swiss national charged over train vandalism

A Swiss national was charged with vandalism after he was accused of spray-painting a graffiti on one of the trains of Singapore Mass Rapid Transit. Vandalism in Singapore is punishable...

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


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