Stories about Video from March, 2009
Pakistan: Two Documentary Shorts
Wide Angle, the Emmy-award winning international current affairs documentary series from PBS published two documentary shorts “Vote for Benazir's Blood” and “You Cannot Hide from Allah” as a part of their Pakistan at polls series. Click on the titles to watch.
Hong Kong: End of HSBC myth?
Yesterday (March 9) HSBC Holding, Europe's biggest bank, and an Elephant in Hong Kong Hang Seng Index plunged 24% to HK$33, its lowest level since 1995. Since the beginning of financial crisis, many Hong Kong people believe that the city will not be hit directly by the tsunami (partly because...
International Women's Day: “All women are queens”
Yesterday was International Women's Day, and francophone bloggers around the world used music, poetry and art to honor the beauty, achievements, and continuing struggles of women.
Antigua & Barbuda: Upcoming Election
Abeng News Magazine notices that “the first significant general election in the English-speaking Caribbean in the post Obama campaign era is showing that it has learnt a lesson from the great North” – using the power of the Internet to reach potential voters.
Video: Celebrating Women on their International Day
International Women's Day has been celebrated since the early 1900s: at first as a reminder of all the wrongs done to womankind and the long hard row necessary to achieve equality and fight for women's rights. However, for the past few years, many of the original points of dissention have been resolved and right now the day is used to celebrate the positive improvements instead of a reminder of the bad events. And through poetry marches and songs, we'll see how people around the world do just that.
Egypt: Cairo, a divided city
The Arabist posted a comprehensive video discussing the contradictions and new divisions in Cairo.
Israel: Film Illustrates Problem of Closed Gaza Borders
In the Israeli blogosphere you rarely get the feeling that everyone is listening and no one is talking, and that's the case today with the debut of a short film called “Closed Zone.” A 90-second animated film about the sealed Gaza border crossings, “Closed Zone” already has 31,600 hits and 200 text comments on YouTube, and counting.
Jamaica: To Market!
Transition Sunshine pays a visit to Jamaica's Coronation Market.
Mexico: Two Musicians Selected for YouTube Symphony Orchestra
Two Mexican musicians have been selected for the YouTube Symphony Orchestra international orchestra, a collaborative project using social media through the use of auditions through YouTube videos. Manuel Zogbi from Saltillo and YouTube user Intisamente from Veracruz both submitted and uploaded videos displaying their musical talents in order to be considered for the contest.
Morocco: Moroccan-American Author Releases First Novel
Over the past few years since her first book, a collection of intertwined short stories entitled Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, was released, Laila Lalami has emerged as one of Morocco's best known authors. As few Moroccan writers' work is translated into English, and even fewer female writers', Lalami's books - penned in English - fill a gap in the connection between Moroccan literature and the west.
Egypt: Interview with Elhamalawy
Egyptian blogger Mohammed Maree posts a video interview with blogger and activist Hossam Elhamalawy about his work at the Center for Social Studies, including workers’ strikes, industrial action and their connection to developments in Palestine.
Egypt: Now TV Program on Blogging
Egyptian blogger and TV personality Marwa Rakha writes about her new television programme on blogging – Tadweena, which focuses on blogs, bloggers, social networking sites and online forums. Click on the link to watch the first episode of the show [Ar].
Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados: Carnival 2009
Living in Barbados, Alien in the Caribbean and Discover TnT Blog all post their impressions of Trinidad and Tobago Carnival 2009.
Trinidad & Tobago: Farewell, Tito
de cooler : soca news acknowledges the passing of “the famous cuatro player and parang singer Tito Lara” from Trinidad and Tobago.
China: More on Grass Mud Horse
China Digital Times has translated the Song of Grass Mud Horse, a big hit in the Internet, in early February. In brief, Grass Mud Horse （草泥馬） is said to be a legendary creature in China, but it is phonetically equivalent to “Fxxk Your Mother!” in Chinese. There are other similar...
Global: Hijablogging In Vogue
Hijablogging: Just another global trend taking the blogosphere by storm. All around the world, women who opt to wear hijab (the Islamic head covering) are also opting to blog about their experiences, as well as veiled fashion, lifestyle, experience, and the political and religious issues surrounding it.