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· December, 2008

Stories about Video from December, 2008

Australia: Reflections from ‘No Clean Feed’ rallies

Australians in seven cities demonstrated on Saturday against the Rudd government’s plan to require Internet Service Providers to block access to websites publishing child pornography and other unsuitable and illegal...

Madagascar: French Authorities Censor Play on Historic Independence Battle

A theater performance to commemorate a historical date in the battle for independence of Madagascar, March 29, 1947 has been banned without explanation in the Southern region of Africa the...

Mexico: Shoeshiner Uses YouTube to Increase Business

Shoeshiner Juan Luna has come up with a clever way to attract business to his stand located in downtown Monterrey, Mexico. With the help of a friend, he posted a...

Hong Kong: Pride Parade 2008 – Celebrate Love

In this coming weekend (13 of December), a coalition of civic groups will organize a pride parade to celebrate diverse love expression. Although Hong Kong is a global city, to...

Cuba: Idealogical Monogamy

“If concepts such as ‘sick’ have now been banished from the study of homosexuality, why does the adjective ‘counterrevolutionary’ continue to be used for those who think differently”: Yoani Sanchez...

Israel: Praying for Rain

The first hard rains of winter fell this week after months of waiting, causing all of Israel to breath a sigh of relief. Jews, Muslims and Christians were also united...

Cuba: Human Rights Day

Today is International Human Rights Day - an annual reminder of the day on which the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights back in 1948....

Thailand: Foreigner who stayed in the airport blockade

Majority of foreigners stayed away from Bangkok airports two weeks ago. But there was a foreigner who stayed inside the airport blockade. Janus Putkonen from Finland joined the protesters for...

Greece: Riots in Athens Continue

For the past three days, the capital of Greece, Athens, has been rocked by demonstrations and rioting as thousands have taken to the streets in protest at the fatal shooting...

Saudi Girls Rock!

A group of Saudi young women are making their voices heard - in a manner unheard of in conservative Saudi Arabia. The Accolade is an all-girl rock band which is...

Iran: Students Protest Dictatorship and Gender Apartheid

A group of students held a protest rally against the Iranian government and president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the University of Tehran on Sunday to commemorate Student Day, the anniversary of...

Playing for Change: Peace Through Music

MeetJohnSong brings to our attention a global collaborative musical project called Playing for Change: Peace through Music. The concept behind it is that music is a common uniting factor between...

China: Traci Lords at Hong Kong Movie

Human Flesh search engine from mainland China managed to dig up the details of an adult movie appeared at one of Stephen Chow's popular movie. The female figure is Traci...

Video:What image opened your eyes to human rights?

The sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is on December 10th, and Witness' The Hub team has put together a video that responds to the question: What...

Armenia: CNN Genocide Coverage Controversy

Too short for Armenians and too long for the Turkish government, a two-hour CNN documentary by Christiane Amanpour on genocide includes a 45-second mention of the WWI extermination of Ottoman...

Imagine what 20 million Egyptians could do

Naguib Sawiris's Mobinil is positioned as the leading mobile service operator in Egypt. Scene & Heard hails Mobinil's inspirational campaign “Imagine what 20 million Egyptians could do."

Palestine: Settlers Shoot Palestinian in Hebron

Palestinian Haitham Sabbah posts a video showing a settler shooting Palestinians in Hebron. The footage was filmed by Jamal Abu-Sa'ifan, who documented how his own family was attacked.

YouTube Auditions for First Virtual Symphony Orchestra

YouTube is orchestrating an exciting new collaborative project: inviting musicians worldwide to be auditioned online for the world's first virtual symphony orchestra. Amateurs as well as professionals, have until January...

Iran: A Nation of Bloggers

Students at Vancouver Film School have created a beautiful animated video about the Iranian blogosphere that is making waves on the internet. See it here.

HIV & AIDS: Creative awareness raising campaigns

We bring you a Christian Church that raps in Spanish against Drugs and AIDS, correct male condom usage in El Salvador, a Peruvian campaign using modified Tarot cards to tell...

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