Stories about Video from December, 2014
Macedonians ‘Hug’ Skopje Shopping Centre to Protect It From Baroque-isation
The Skopje 2014 project is a controversial and costly initiative that aims to give the city's buildings makeover in the neoclassical or baroque style.
Medellín's Casa Tres Patios, a Space Where Modern Art Can Flourish
Global Voices visited an art project called Casa Tres Patios in Medellin, Colombia, and chatted with director Tony Evanko about the project and the art scene in the city.
Go Inside Salegy, the Music That Dominates Madagascar
Salegy has been one of Madagascar's most popular dance music genres since the mid-20th century. These days, young stars are dialing back the guitar work and cranking up the tempo.
Defying Hacker Threats, Sony Releases Film The Interview on Google Play and YouTube
Earlier this month, Sony pulled their planned release of the political comedy, succumbing to threats by a hackers group that the US claims is linked to North Korea.
Democratic Republic of Congo's Dr. Mukwege: ‘How Can One Stay Silent’ in the Face of Sexual Violence?
Dr. Denis Mukwege moved some European parliament members to tears with his speech accepting the 2014 Sakharov Award on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Some of Miami's Cuban Exiles Are Disgruntled at Obama's New Approach to Cuba
Our author, Robert Valencia, is in Miami, home to the largest community of people of Cuban descent residing outside of Cuba.
Global Voices Contributor Thalia Rahme, ‘a Mix of Everything’
Lebanese blogger and GV volunteer Thalia Rahme talks about what makes her, her city of Beirut and Global Voices unique.
Argentinian City Awards Schools’ Blogs in Campaign to Reduce Violence Against Women
Argentina has witnessed a blossoming of organizations dedicated to spreading awareness about gender-based violence. Despite these advances, however, the phenomenon continues to grow.
What Does Japan’s State Secrecy Act Mean for Free Expression?
Japan’s controversial State Secrecy Act became law on Wednesday, December 10. The law imposes strict penalties on leakers of state secrets.
Film: A Ugandan Transgender Girl Fights for Her Right to Love
Rough Studios, a small Swedish production company, has released the first episode of a documentary series about being transgender in Uganda: We enter the life of Cleopatra Kambugu, a Ugandan transgender girl who was forced to flee to Kenya after being “outed” as homosexual in one of Uganda's major tabloids....
GV Face: Celebrating 10 Years of Global Voices With Our Co-founders Rebecca and Ethan
As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we talk to our cofounders Rebecca and Ethan about all the victories, challenges and surprises they've faced in this organic, inspiring and beautiful journey.
Video: Amazon Indigenous Tribe Protests Hydroelectric Dam Construction
Indigenous people from the Munduruku ethnic group are fighting against the construction of the São Luiz do Tapajós dam in the state of Pará, Brazil. The dam will mean the flooding of 700,000 km2 in their homeland. The Brazilian Federal Government plans to build up to five dams in the Tapajós...
#ISurvivedEbola Campaign Releases First Video
The #ISurvivedEbola campaign has released its first video that feature Ebola survivors from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The multimedia campaign engages Ebola survivors to highlight stories of hope and resilience: This is the first video in a series that will be rolled out as part of #ISurvivedEbola, a multidimensional...
‘Grito de Guerra’, a Cumbia Composed to Fund the Family of #Ayotzinapa Victims
Mexican artist Michelle Solano composed a cumbia, "Grito de Guerra", to raise funds to support the family of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa.
Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Movement Is Trading Umbrellas for Shopping Bags
After police aggressively cleared protesters from the Mong Kok protest site, activists encouraged supporters to go shopping there and symbolically reclaim the area.