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· September, 2009

Stories about Video from September, 2009

Colombia: Love and Friendship day in Online times

September is Love and Friendship month in Colombia, and to celebrate, many participate in gift exchanges, to the chagrin of some who dislike this tradition which has already migrated to...

Mexico: Spreading the Message of Islam

According to recent Census figures, there are 25,000 Muslims in Mexico, which represents .02% of the population. However, this community is using advertisements on public transportation and digital media to...

D.R. of Congo: Why Congo Matters

Why Congo Matters is a video by Emily Troutman who visited the Democratic Republic of Congo recently: “After spending a month in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I find myself...

Video: Call for submissions in Democracy Now Challenge

As the winners of the 2009 Democracy Now Challenge enjoy their reward in the USA, the submission period for the 2010 edition of the contest is opened to allow people...

Brazil: Bloggers on why there is still racism in the country

Following the discussions on racism brought up a few weeks ago with the story of a black man accused of stealing his own luxury car, Diego Casaes highlights other cases...

Iran: More protests planned on “Quds Day”

The Iranian 'green' opposition protest movement is spreading the word through online and offline citizen media about more protests in Tehran and other cities on September 18, international Quds Day.

China: School girl wants to be “corrupt official”

On the first day of China’s school term, Guangzhou’s Southern Metropolitan Daily interviewed some kids about their life-goals. One girl told the journalist that her dream was to become “a...

Martyrs of Iranian protests remembered online

On Neverforget.us photos and short biographies of more than 70 Iranians killed as a result of the 'green' protests against the presidential election have been published.

Video: Caring about Congo

Videos showing different ways in which people are trying to make a difference in the situation faced by those living in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Françafrique casts shadow in Gabon, Madagascar, and Mauritania

Recent violence in Gabon and Madagascar, and a contested election in Mauritania, have added fuel to the idea that France 's influence looms large in the political arenas of her...

Palestine: The Experience Of Ramadan In Gaza

Bloggers in Gaza write about how people are managing this Ramadan, and describe how traditions are being kept alive.

Hungary: Budapest Gay Pride Parade Protected

Marietta Le reports on the blog coverage of the 14th Gay Pride March, which took place in Budapest on Sept. 5 under increased police protection.

Puerto Rico: Superaquello Explores Cyberspace

Superaquello is one of Puerto Rico's most beloved alternative bands. Their experimental mix of traditional pop, electronic music, and typical Puerto Rican rhythms have hypnotized music lovers since the band...

Cuba: “Let Juanes Come!”

Generation Y takes to the streets of Havana to ask Cubans their views on the upcoming Juanes concert: “I’m glad to be in tune with my people. Let Juanes come!”

Azerbaijan: Reaction to Hajizade-Milli trial

Sixty days after video bloggers Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli were arrested, and following the start of their trial last week, friends and supporters of the detained youth activists reflect...

Azerbaijan: Detained video bloggers go on trial

Despite significant international outcry from leading human rights and freedom of expression advocates, detained video blogger youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli today went on trial in Azerbaijan. Supporters...

Video: Perspectives on International Social Entrepreneurs

From the GSBI, the Global Social Benefit Incubator and The Next Billion Blog comes a series of video interviews of social enterpreneurs from all over the globe who are meeting...

Trinidad & Tobago: “Police an’ Tief”

“Many made promises, empty from the start. No one really wants to touch this topic. They will talk, and tell you how brave, how talented, how important. But they stay...

Azerbaijan: Protest rap

My Frontline Club blog looks at the emergence of socially and politically conscious rap in Azerbaijan in support of democracy and freedom in the country as well for detained video...

Nepal: Taking On The Challenge Of Climate Change

Climate change is a hot topic in Nepal now as studies show that many people in the country are facing hunger due to frequent droughts and melting glaciers are also...

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