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· July, 2011

Stories about Video from July, 2011

Syria: Tanks Enter Hama on Eve of Ramadan

On the eve of Ramadan, Syrian troops have entered the city of Hama, reportedly killing as many as 45 people by 11:00 am on Sunday, July 31.

China: Music Video on Wenzhou Train Crash

Some netizens have changed the lyrics of a popular rock song “Nothing to my name” by Cui Jian to comment upon the Wenzhou Train Crash. C Custer from China Geeks...

Chile: Starbucks Employees on Hunger Strike

In Chile, a cup of coffee at Starbucks costs more than the baristas’ wages for one hour of work. This is what the 3 union leaders [es] on hunger strike...

Kuwait: Bidun fly “Freedom Balloons”

A month ago, the stateless community of Kuwait started a 3 day-long campaign of “flipping your twitter avatar” to catch the media's attention and highlight their cause for the world....

Colombia: Dancing Police Welcome Soccer Players

In Medellin, Colombia, police officers welcomed England's U-20 soccer players at the airport with a dance, making a good impression on visitors but raising concerns on security for some locals.

Jamaica: Public Outbursts from Diasporan Women

“How can we not say to ourselves – was any enterprise ever so doomed to failure? Was anything ever so sad?”: An eye-opening post from Under the Saltine Flag about...

Russia: Policeman that Promised to “Rob and Kill” Dismissed

A policeman that was caught on camera saying that if he would be dismissed he would “go to the streets to rip, rob, and kill” (video [ru]) was dismissed, lenta.ru...

Iran: Campaign to Free Last Two Jailed American Hikers

Sarah Shourd spent 410 days in solitary confinement in Tehran, Iran, on charges of "espionage". She now calls on the world to speak up for her two friends, Shane Bauer...

Zimbabwe: Video: Zimbabwe's Alternative Hip Hop Scene

Bunmi shares a video about Zimbabwe's art scene: The Nomadic Wax crew that shot the mini documentary above about Zimbabwe's alternative hip hop scene talk at length about the capital's...

Turkey: Ethnic Tension Rises Further as Street Clashes Erupt in Istanbul

In the aftermath clashes between army and separatist Kurdish PKK militants earlier this month, ethnic tension in Turkey continues to grow. Marches in the Zeytinburnu district of Istanbul broke out...

Guatemala's DipuKids: A New Generation of Candidates for Congress

A new generation of Guatemalan politicians under 30, dubbed the 'Dipukids', are causing controversy. Well educated and well travelled, many from the country's upper class - can they truly represent...

Sri Lanka: I Am Sri Lankan

Indrajit Samarajiva is collecting and posting videos of Sri Lankans on how they perceive themselves as a Sri Lankan national. This is a personal effort to try and break the...

Russia: President Medvedev's Gadgets Evaluated in a YouTube Video

YouTube user tebedam publishes a video [ru/en] entitled as “Medvedev is NOT corrupted,” that provides market prices for the gadgets president Medvedev had been spotted with on various photos, including...

Hong Kong and China: Free Ai Weiwei

A remix music video for the Free Ai Weiwei campaign.

Chile: Students Take Over Schools Demanding Education Reform

Students have taken over hundreds of schools throughout Chile, turning their classrooms into temporary homes while they demand free and higher quality education. They are sharing their movement online through...

Peru: Amazonian Indigenous Life Threatened By Petroleum

An hour long documentary shows the traditional lives of indigenous people in the Amazon, and how their subsistence lifestyle is threatened by petroleum exploitation and monoculture of renewable energy sources...

Iran: Rage Against Pre-Islamic Statues

It seems that even statues are not safe in Iran. Religious motives appear to be behind the recent theft and destruction of several bronze statues of Iranian national heroes from...

Iran: Summer Heat Gives Way to Crackdowns on “Improper” Clothing

In many places, summer means sun, sea and holidays. In Iran, summer means at least one more thing: crackdowns on women wearing improper or “un-Islamic” clothing.

Tunisia: Police Brutally Disperse Peaceful Protesters

Tunisian police brutally dispersed protesters outside the headquarters of the Cabinet yesterday (July 15). The protesters were calling for reform and were planning to launch a third sit-in at Kasbah...

China: DIY I-Pad 3

A young man spent 15 days to compose a I-Pad 3 himself. Jing Gao from Ministry of Tofu puts together the video of the DIY process and netizens comments.

About our Video coverage

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


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