Stories about Video from April, 2014
Bektau-Ata, Kazakhstan's “Kingdom of Unearthly Beauty”
A group of Kazakhstani bloggers recently returned from a trip to Bektau-Ata mountain tract which has been described as “a kingdom of unearthly beauty, full of grandeur and freedom”. One of the bloggers has posted a video depicting the breathtaking scenery of Bektau-Ata: Detailed photo reports from the trip can be seen...
Puerto Rican feminist organization Taller Salud Celebrates 35 years
The feminist grassroots organization Taller Salud [es] (@tsalud), which focuses on education and prevention in the areas of sexual and reproductive rights in Puerto Rico, is celebrating its 35th anniversary. Thirty-five years of hard work and struggle. The organization now works mostly with women and girls in the northeastern coastal town of...
Activists Battle Religion, Tradition in Gambia's Female Genital Mutilation Fight
Aja Babung Sidibeh followed cultural tradition and became a female genital mutilation (FGM) practitioner after the death of her parents years ago in her native Janjangbureh in the Central River Region of The Gambia. But she has since “dropped the knife” and taken up the fight against the practice. “What I...
Catching Up with the Togolese E-Waste 3D Printer Makers
In 2013, we were introduced to the E-Waste 3D Printer project by Woelab engineers in Togo. My Africa Is gives the genesis of the WoeLab project and what the makers hope to achieve going forward : The Woelab team has organized conferences with individuals in the medical field in Africa, to...
Collaborative Economy Visionaries Gather at OuiShare Fest 2014 in Paris
The OuiShare Fest 2014 will gather thousands of activists for a conference on collaborative economy from May 5 -7 in Paris, France. The objective of the festival is to exchange on a common vision of an economy relying on horizontal networks and communities. Here is a video presenting the festival:
So You Need to Get Around Madagascar?
Public transportation can be a challenge in Madagascar. The country's road infrastructure is antiquated and underdeveloped and overcrowded buses and minivans are often the only option.
GV Face: Live from the Internet World Cup
Do we have a new roadmap for global internet governance? This week's hangout is from the Net Mundial conference in São Paulo, Brazil.
VIDEO: Iranian Students’ Protest During Conservative Politician's Speech
Students at Iran's Amirkabir University in Tehran chanted slogans supporting Mir Hussein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, leaders of the pro-democracy Green Movement.
VIDEO: Judging Boyfriends by Their Housing in Hong Kong
In this funny video, the mother in a viral video reacts differently to her daughter's boyfriend depending on where he says he lives.
Egyptian Turns to YouTube to Object to Compulsory Service in Egyptian Army
An Egyptian activist has turned to YouTube to spell out his objection to the mandatory military service in the Egyptian army, compulsory for men aged between 18 and 30. In an email sent to Global Voices Online, Adam writes: I am Egyptian conscientious objector against serving in Egyptian Army because...
China Blocks Short Sci-Fi Film From Hong Kong
Hong Kong saves itself in the film from a meteor forecast to hit in 2047, an allegory for when the city is set to lose its democratic political system.
Graphic Novel “Los Once” Remembers History Through Fiction
Los Once is a graphic novel that recreates the seizing of Colombia's Palace of Justice from the point of view of the families affected by the violence.
GV Face: What Ever Happened to Iran's Bloggers?
Maybe blogging is not over, but just somewhere else? Arash Kamangir and Laurent Giacobino introduce an extensive study of the Persian blogosphere.
Residents Rescue Two Baby Otters in Taiwan
Two baby Eurasian otters were found on the island of Kinmen after their nest was destroyed by construction work.
Lullabies of the World: What's Your Favorite?
Lullabies aren't just for babies, they're for grown ups too. Submit your favorite sleepy tunes to PRI's new app, The World's Lullabies.
5 Fascinating Facts About the Leatherback Turtle
Nesting season is here. Learn a few facts about this sea turtle, which returns to the beaches of Puerto Rico each year to lay its eggs.
GV Face: The USA's Secret “Cuban Twitter”
A secret US plan to support regime change in Cuba with a Twitter-like messaging service called ZunZuneo has now come under the spotlight with news reports that thousands of Cubans were duped into signing up for the service under false pretenses. Will there be consequences for digital activists worldwide? Some...
VIDEO: ‘Happy’ in El Salvador
Salvadorans have created their own version of the song “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. Blogger Mildred Largaespada praises the video on her Facebook page [es]: It's beautiful. And yes, as in real life, this is also real: During most of the day, women and men of El Salvador are happy rather...
Ex-Guerrillas Threaten Political Stability in East Timor
A conflict with roots in the struggle for independence comes back to shape the political agenda in East Timor. Mauk Moruk, an ex-guerrilla expelled from resistance forces in 1984, returns.
Cameroonians Mourn Exiled Music Icon Lapiro de Mbanga
Lapiro de Mbanga, a Cameroonian protest singer and spokesperson of the downtrodden, died of cancer in the United States on March 16, 2014.