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· August, 2010

Stories about Video from August, 2010

Iran: International Protest against Stoning

Those condemned to be stoned in Iran now have a face in international media, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashitiani, a 43-year-old mother of two, who was sentenced to death by stoning for...

Venezuela: Rapper Defies New Ban Against Violent Images

Venezuelan rapper OneChot is using social media to distribute his video criticizing the violence in Venezuela in days after president Chavez declared a month long ban on media's use of...

Madagascar: The Undercover Investigations That Exposed Rosewood Trafficking from the Rain Forest

One of the consequences of the enduring political crisis in Madagascar is its punishing impact on the environment. The investigation of activists specialized in conservation and protection of the environment...

China: Apple Peel

The video shows how the China made new product Apple Peel 520 turns a IPod Touch into an IPhone. More Apple Peel alike products are coming out. This one equips...

France: Racism and Politics

Following a speech from French president Sarkozy that France ought to consider stripping delinquents of their citizenship and the planned expulsion of groups of Roma people back to Rumania and...

Nigeria: Citizen Reporter Interviews Fiery Lagos Preacher

A video of a citizen reporter, Kayode Ogundamisi, interviewing fiery Lagos pastor of the convener of the Save Nigeria Group.

Jamaica: Art About Dudus

“The Dudus Chronicles is a body of work I’ve had the opportunity to watch as it took root and developed in front of my eyes”: Annie Paul is excited about...

Hong Kong: You want to take the bus? That's so tragic!

This youtube video (with English subtitle) showing a quarrel between the private van owners and bus passengers after has become a big hit online. For more background, see ESWN.

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Dialogue through film

The free flow of information between Armenia and Azerbaijan since independence is obviously problematic given the still unresolved conflict over Nagorno Karabakh, but can new media move in to fill...

Video: Music videos under 99 USD

In an industry where expenses keep rising, making and promoting a music video can get tough. The 99 Dollar Music Video website gives bands and filmmakers a chance to shine...

Cuba: Marching in Memory

Cuban bloggers discuss the harassment of Reina Luisa Tamayo, as she makes attempts to organise commemoration marches to the grave of her son, political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo.

Egypt: Youth using social media to close the gap

Thirty young Egyptians joined hands to produce 10 social advertisements, aimed at social reform. Marwa Rakha takes a closer look at the “Closing The Gap” project, and shares some of...

Russia: “Watchmen Intro” Parody About Police

Popular Russian political designer and cartoonist Egor Zhgun (aka LJ user zhgun) published [RUS] his parody of “Watchmen Intro” involving sketches of famous misdeeds conducted by the Russian police.

Europe: Stranger Festival Film Submissions

The Stranger Film Festival is looking for creative short documentaries by youth (younger than 30) from European and neighboring countries in a variety of topics regarding European narratives. Submission deadline...

Mexico: Citizen video and Drug Trafficking

Mexican bloggers debate whether citizen videos and pictures showing graphic violent crimes are an answer to what some say is the mass media's resistance to cover drug trafficking related violence...

USA: Oil Spill Generates Swell in Creative Expression

The BP oil spill has left in its path a disaster that has affected ecological stability and the economic future of the Gulf Coast region. Art is a refuge where...

Voices of Young African Leaders Heard at Obama's Forum

The President's Forum with Young African Leaders took place in Washington, DC from August 3-5 2010. Delegates from Sub Saharan Africa were invited to exchange ideas on development in their...

Open Video Conference at New York City in October

The Open Video Conference at New York City in October 1st and 2nd, 2010 will explore the future of online video in different areas such as technology, creativity, business, public...

Bangladesh: Visitors Share Their Thoughts On Grameen Ventures

This summer, eight students and faculty members from the Master of Public Administration program of the Northern Kentucky University in Kentucky, USA are completing an internship at Grameen Bank in...

Advocacy Video Toolkit Feedback

WITNESS is working on a Video Advocacy Toolkit and would like your input. With this information they would improve on the toolkits and make sure they cover most of the...

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


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