Stories about Video from December, 2013
7 Good News Stories From Yemen You Probably Haven't Heard
Amidst all the sad and violent news coming out of Yemen, we managed to dig out a few news items that you might have missed.
GV Face: The News Cycle is Broken. Can Solutions Journalism Fix it?
What if the news could inspire and empower us to become more active citizens, to actually have an impact on the world?
Ukrainians Demand Justice for Beaten & Jailed #Euromaidan Protesters
As Euromaidan protests in Ukraine continue, reports and evidence of police brutality against protesters and journalists grow. Netizens are organizing to protect victims of police brutality.
Merry Christmas from Syrian Artists
A nation's distress can be described in a single artwork better than a million words. Here is how Syrian artists celebrated Christmas.
7 Rallies that Rocked Southeast Asia in 2013
Several Southeast Asian governments were confronted with big street protests in 2013. In Thailand, street protesters are still actively pushing for the ouster of the incumbent government
Video:Mo Money, Mo Fazhan
Laowai Style's Jesse Appell addresses the question about China's economic development with his new rap song “Mo Money, Mo Fazhan(Development)”. The rap cover topics ranging from urbanization, to hukou reform, SOEs, and tainted milk powder. Watch the video below.
Video Appeal: What You Don't Know About The Places We're From
For our 2013 end-of-year campaign we asked members of the Global Voices family to fill you in on what their countries are really about.
Glimpses Into São Tomé and Príncipe's Art and Culture Biennial
[All links lead to Portuguese language pages] Giving a voice to the seventh edition of the Art & Culture Biennial of São Tomé and Principe, which started on November 28, artists, journalists and visitors have been commenting on the event that is scheduled to run until February 28, 2014. Some of the ideas behind this...
3 Initiatives Working to Make Niger a Better Place
Positive stories from Niger are a few and far between these days, thanks to economic hardship combined with threats of terrorism. Three projects are trying to change that.
Made in Togo: A 3D Printer Built from Recycled E-Waste
Afaté GNIKOU is an IT engineer in Togo who wanted to tackle two important goals: create the first 3D printer from Togo, reduce the alarming number of E-waste dumped into his country. Here is a presentation of the 3D printer project, called W.AFATE : A. Gnikou is a member of...
Documentary: Mining's Terrible Consequences for Brazil's People and Environment
On the eve of the vote of Brazil's new Mining Code, a documentary produced by collective Mídia NINJA appeared to give voice to the communities in regions affected by mining.
Explaining the Evergrowing Tradition of “Chanté Nwèl” (Singing Christmas) in the French West Indies
Between late November and December 25, a unique tradition is taking place every year in the Francophone Caribbean islands, especially in Martinique and Guadeloupe. “Chanté Nwel” [fr] is a time when people come together to not only sing traditional Christmas songs but also share a meal as a community. Although the...
VIDEO: Hydroelectric Power in Southern Brazil ‘Neither Really Clean, Nor Really Cheap’
A video report produced by Coletivo Catarse takes a look at hydroelectric plants along the Uruguay River in southern Brazil and raises questions about the real costs of hydroelectric power.
Cold, Rain and Flooding for 1.8 Million Palestinians in Gaza this Winter
Around 10,000 Palestinians in northern Gaza were displaced from their homes after four days of torrential rain.
Typhoon Haiyan: A Story of Resilience in a Short Doc
Typhoon Haiyan, a short film by Janssen Powers, documents the aftermath of the super storm that in early November killed more than 6,000 people in the Philippine province of Leyte. “Naturally, I intended to capture a story of destruction,” Powers wrote in the description of his work. “What I found...
Do You Speak Nouchi? Ivorian Politicians Would Like to Know
What is Nouchi [fr]? Let's start with what it is not: it is not Creole and it is not a dialect. Nouchi is a coded language that originated in the 70's on the streets of Abidjan, the capital city of Côte d'Ivoire. It's a mix of French language and West...
Video: Hong Kong Intertidal Marine Life
Dickson Wong makes an one min video to record intertidal marine life in Hong Kong.
The Fake Interpreter at Mandela's Memorial Service
The Mandela memorial sign-language interpreter, Thamsanqa Jantjie, didn’t use any known sign language. He is now known all over the world as the "Fake Interpreter".
VIDEO: Young Men Are Forced to Join Army in Tajikistan
As Tajikistan's military faces a struggle to get enough volunteer conscripts, recruitment officers often rely on illegal practices in drafting military-age men into the army. One of the most common among such practices is “oblava” which involves “military press gangs making sweeps of city streets, bazaars and bus stations, rounding up...
Video: “Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution” in Syria
"Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution" is a 15-minute documentary film about the war in Syria which starts with a bang and ends with hope
VIDEOS: Singapore’s First Riot in 40 Years
Singapore's first riot in four decades also highlighted the growing tension between the local population and the rising number of foreign workers.