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· October, 2009

Stories about Video from October, 2009

Puerto Rico: Reflections on the National Strike

On October 15, thousands of Puerto Ricans flooded the streets to protest the government's lay-off of around 17,000 government employees. Flows of information, opinions, videos and images traveled through the...

Cuba: Journalism Prize Winner Denied Permission to Leave Cuba

Yoani Sánchez, Cuban blogger writing in Generacion Y blog, was once again denied permission to leave the island nation of Cuba to go receive the 2009 Maria Moors Cabot journalism...

Israel:Blog Action Day for the Environment

On Blog Action Day, October 15, Israeli bloggers were already looking ahead to October 24 when environmental organizations, activists, and bloggers too, are planning a day of climate change protest...

Greek Posts on Blog Action Day '09

This year's Blog Action Day was aimed at raising awareness about climate change. More than 150 Greek bloggers registered to participate.

Safeguarding the world's cultural heritage

Many organisations working to preserve global cultural heritage - both tangible and intangible - have been using online media to support their efforts.

Nepal: Bio-gas Revolution

In Nepal almost 87% of households depend on firewood as the primary energy source. However Biogas plants are emerging in Nepal in great numbers starting a green revolution.

Featured Author: Marietta Le

Marietta joined Global Voices after coming to the 2008 Global Voices Summit in Budapest to cover the event as a journalist for a local paper. A self-described technophile, Marietta likes...

Russia: Photos From Yaponchik's Funeral

LJ user ssmirnoff posts a selection of photos and video (RUS) from the funeral of Russian mafia boss Vyacheslav Ivankov (aka Yaponchik), which took place on Oct. 13 in Moscow.

Russia: Protest Against Voter Fraud

LJ user avmalgin posts footage from and writes this (RUS) about the rally against voter fraud in Moscow, following the governing party's victory in local election: “On Pushkin Sq., it...

Georgia: New Media Forum

Following last year's Caucasus Bar Camp in Tbilisi, Georgia, came this week's New Media Forum. It also gave Global Voices Online's Caucasus Editor the opportunity to interview three of the...

Jamaica: Natural Selection

From Jamaica, Annie Paul posts a list of “videos, blogs and articles I find totally worth recommending.”

Puerto Rico: Ready for the National Strike

Puerto Rico and its bloggers are getting ready for the national strike next Thursday, October 15, which aims to paralyze the country for one day.

Suriname: Experiencing Suriname

Paramaribo SPAN features the work of video artist Maartje Jaquet, who documents her time in Suriname via a Flickr photoset.

Oman: Bloggers Swine Flu Dance Off

As part of their on-going online and offline initiative to raise awareness about the H1N1 virus, Omani bloggers organized a new roadshow event in which sanitizers and information leaflets were...

Barcamp Phnom Penh Attracts Regional IT Enthusiasts

The Cambodian Tech community hosted the Phnom Penh Barcamp earlier this month. In addition to a massive local participation, the Barcamp attracted participants from neighboring countries. The participants talked about...

Trinidad & Tobago: Yes, Mr. Prime Minister

From Trinidad and Tobago, Gab Hosein posts another installment of her video series, “If I were Prime Minister…”

United Kingdom: Tracking government information on transparency websites

Holding government accountable in the UK is becoming easier thanks to the gradual opening of public data and several new fantastic online resources by citizens.

USA: Native Americans’ long battle against racism

Racism and discrimination in the USA still affect Native Americans particularly hard, as it has in the past too. But now Native Americans are fighting back with online media.

Dominica: Speaking with a Superstar

Dominica Weekly interviews “one of Dominica’s International heroes, Roots Reggae superstar Nasio Fontaine.”

China and Hong Kong: Jackie Chan's comment on military parade

In order to promote nationalism and celebrate the 60th anniversary of PRC, CCTV invited internationally well-known movie star Jackie Chan to comment on military parade.

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Juliana Rincón Parra is the Citizen Video editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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