Stories about Video from September, 2008
Guyana: The Other Side of the Akon Story
Last week, a video of hip-hop rapper Akon apparently hitting a female fan in a crowd-surfing frenzy during a Carifesta concert in Guyana caused an uproar in the Guyanese blogosphere. Akon's publicity company has since released footage of the incident taken from a different angle, which they believe proves his innocence.
China: Awesome beggar's Chinese Rap
Ofeva has a video on an awesome beggar, begging for 50 cents by Chinese rap.
China: Anti Human Flesh Search Engine
Zhu Qiang-qiang urged Chinese netizens stop the behavior of Human flesh search engine. Ku6.com has video an interview about his action.
Angola: Parliamentary election video
A YouTube video about parliamentary election in Angola produced by the Angolan human rights NGO OMUNGA and the German/Brazilian based MINIBUS MEDIA.
Brazil: Inventive censorship, and the case for anonymity
Bloggers debate the inventive Internet censorship strategy of using state level prosecutors and cybercrime allegations to immediately take down an informative website without the proper legal process
Saudi Arabians and their cars
Extreme car customizing, dangerous drift racing and incomprehensively dangerous stunts on the highways straight from Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia: Extreme sports
American Bedu asks why the Saudi government doesn't control extreme sports, and shows two videos of racing as an example: “The Japanese version is done on proper tracks design to minimize injuries, the spectators are out of harm’s way, cars with cages to protect the driver, and most importantly the...
Cyprus: A New Water Solution
The Cyprus Blog posts a video of a humorous, yet innovative, way of solving the water shortage problem in Cyprus. Of course it does involve stealing the water from your neighbors’ water surplus tank and putting it into your own tank, but as long as no one has a video...
Palestine: The siege of Gaza was broken – and then?
On August 23, two boats carrying international activists broke the siege of Gaza by landing in Gaza's harbour. The boats have since left again, leaving some of the activists behind, and taking some Palestinians with them back to Cyprus. However the activists plan to return to Gaza on September 22 - amongst other things, delivering mail to the Palestinians. In this post, we look at some Gazan reactions to the breaking of the siege, as well as accounts by the activists.
Jordan: Bi-Monthly Video Clips
Jordanian Hareega is posting bi-monthly videos from YouTube on his blog. Here's the latest, featuring a plane landing on water. “It's not pretty,” he warns.
Kuwait: Hacking the Highway Sign
Kuwaiti Frankom [ar] links to a video on hacking a highway electronic sign and says he liked the idea it contained – whether it was fake or real.
Jordan: Queen Rania's Video Blogging
Queen Rania of Jordan has been named the most famous Arab video blogger on YouTube by Blogger Times, a blogging magazine run by Arab bloggers, following the success of a series of YouTube videos she launched to shake off stereotypes against Arabs.
Saudi Arabia: No Free Oil for Sean Combs
American rapper Sean Puff Diddy Combs has appealed to his 'brothers and sisters in Saudi Arabia' and other oil producing countries to donate some oil to keep his private jet afloat. Saudi bloggers react.
Mexico Marches against Violence
Mexicans, fed up with the increasing violence and insecurity their country has been facing this past year, as it was mentioned on this past Global Voices article, decided to have a silent march and candle-lit anthem singing throughout the country and in some other locations like Costa Rica, USA, Spain, Israel, Poland and England during Sunday August 31st, 2008. The website Lets Illuminate Mexico has details about who supported the march, their reasons and it will soon have video and photos.
Ecuador: Video of Campaign for “No” in Upcoming Referendum
A 150-car caravan paraded through the streets of Quito in support of the “Not” vote in the upcoming Constitutional referendum in Ecuador. Danny Ayala of El Federalista [es] posts a video that he took of the demonstation.