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· May, 2014

Stories about Video from May, 2014

Hong Kong Public Libraries Ignore Biggest Minorities’ Need

  25 May 2014

As government funded libraries in Hong Kong fail to serve domestic workers’ need, they have to set up mobile libraries during public holidays across the city. Tom Grundy has the story in Hong Wrong. Below is a video taken by Stories Beyond the Borders showing one of the mobile libraries...

A Low-cost Solution to Heal Cataract in Sub Saharan Countries

  22 May 2014

One of the main causes of blindness in sub saharan countries are cataracts. A group of french physicians has developed a surgical kit called “Phacokit” to treat at low-cost individuals suffering from cataract  and help them recover their eyesight [fr]:  Pour vaincre la cataracte, principale cause de cécité, notamment dans les pays pauvres,...

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GV Face: Freeing Ethiopia's Zone 9 Bloggers

GV Face  16 May 2014

Nine bloggers and journalists -- four of them Global Voices members -- are currently being detained in Ethiopia because of their work. Learn how you can support the #FreeZone9Bloggers campaign!

A 5-Minute Video Could Be Your Ticket to New York

  14 May 2014

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) invites young people under the age of 25 to submit original 5-minute videos on migration, diversity and social inclusion to the Plural+2014 film festival. Three winning videos will receive $1000 and the makers will be invited to New York City to attend an...

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Does This Sexist, Violent Video Make You Want to Vote?

  13 May 2014

Denmark's government has officially retracted a violent and pornographic animated video [warning: graphic] that was created to encourage young people to vote in the European Parliament elections this month. The viral video featuring the fictional character “Voteman” was defended by the Speaker of the Danish Parliament, Mogens Lykketoft, this week...

Hong Kong: End Foreign Domestic Worker's Live in Requirement

  12 May 2014

Foreign domestic workers are required by law to live with their employers, which is a major causes of worker abuse. Below is a campaign video produced by the Hong Kong Helpers’ campaign calling for the end of the mandatory live-in regulation. It invites people to imagine if they had to...

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


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