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· October, 2011

Stories about Video from October, 2011

31 October 2011

Russia: The Data Leak War and Other Pre-Election Surprises

RuNet Echo

Current online political activity in Russia points to information warfare occurring between independent civil-society groups or remnants of 'traditional' political opposition, against various government officials and pro-government youth movements.

Mexico: Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt over Anonymous’ #OpCartel

Over recent days many media outlets have widely publicized news about a video by Anonymous Mexico threatening the Zetas cartel as a response to the kidnapping of one of the...

Saudi Arabia: Poverty Video Vloggers Released

Around two weeks ago, Saudi Arabian authorities arrested three young video bloggers Firas Buqna, Hussam Al-Darwish and Khaled Al-Rasheed for producing an episode of their show Malub Alena about poverty...

Russia: Izhevsk City Manager Caught on Camera Talking About Election Bribery

Russia/India: Video of a Paraglider Pilot Attacked by an Eagle in Himalayas

30 October 2011

Thailand: Floods and Social Media

Many parts of Thailand are still flooded as the country continues to face the worst flooding disaster in the past half century. But some bloggers believe the flooding disaster has...

Brazil: Police Restrain Students at the University of São Paulo

Military police launched a blitz operation at the University of São Paulo after approaching three students smoking marijuana on the night of October 27. Adriano Rangel reports.

29 October 2011

Bahrain: Muharraq United Against Sectarianism

Muharraq, Bahrain, witnessed some tension two nights ago when Sunnis faced off with Shia residents, who were commemorating a religious ritual. Here is some of the coverage on Twitter following...

28 October 2011

East Timor: Investing in Creativity and Culture

7 Billion Actions

Barcelona artist David Palazón ended up in East Timor as a break from his career. Now he is coordinating a project to research Timorese culture in hopes of creating a...

Greek Financial Crisis and Anti-Austerity Protests: The Story So Far

The Greek indignant movement seemingly foundered during the summer, but appears to be picking up steam again in September, at the imposition of yet another round of austerity measures. Asteris...

27 October 2011

France: New Visa Restrictions for Foreign University Graduates

France has taken a legal step which makes it more difficult for foreign students who have graduated from French universities to work on French territory and thus change their student...

Hong Kong: Sexual Orientation Conversion Advocated by Government

In June 2011, the Hong Kong Government Social Welfare Department invited Christian Sexual Orientation Conversion Therapy organisation New Creation, to train its social workers. The move has caused anger in...

26 October 2011

Yemen: Yemeni Women Burn their Veils

Yemeni women burnt their veils and head scarves today as a sign of protest to condemn the regime's brutality and violence, which has killed around 25 people overnight in Sanaa...

Pakistan: Political Satire Becomes Internet Sensation

A recent song released on YouTube, by a group of young men from Lahore, has become an Internet sensation. The songs lyrics are heavily loaded with political satire, something that...

South Africa: Motorcyclist in Amageza Rally Rescues Calf

USA: The Challenge of Diversity in the “Occupy” Movement

One month since the initial occupation of the financial district of New York, Wall Street, collective actions in the city continue to diversify. Activists and organizations from minority communities have...

24 October 2011

Macedonia: Million Tweets – an Existentialist Parody Poem

Blogger iskra_iskric has dared to adapt a Macedonian rock classic by the band Arhangel to the new digital reality, creating a new poem on tweetering.

Russia: Cursing Policeman Fired After YouTube Video Leak

23 October 2011

Tunisia: Long Queues and Mixed Feelings on Election Day

Today will be engraved in the memories of Tunisian voters, who poured into polling stations, from the early hours of the morning. Tunisians are electing a national constituent assembly to...

Turkey: 1,000 People Feared Dead in Van Quake

A massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 hit eastern Turkey a few hours ago. Up to 1,000 people are feared dead. The quake hit Ercis, in the mountainous province...

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